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COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Vibraphonia - Whitley Bay Jazz Party - Saturday

Raymond Grasier (vbs); Andy Schumm (tpt); Steve Andrews (ten/clt); Mike Piggott (vln); Alistair Allen (tmb);  Paul Asaro (pno); Philippe Guignier (gtr); Bruce Rollo (bs); Richard Pite (dms). Frans Sjöström (bs sax).
As most of the audience had arrived and checked in yesterday stewarding was a little less taxing today and gave me the opportunity to hear what I am sure many will regard as one of the highlights of the weekend (unfortunately I missed the Cecile McLorin sessions...). I refer to Vibraphonia - Swiss vibesman Rchard Grasier's tribute to Hamp and Adrian Rollini.
Grasier really is a top class player with technique to match the greats he emulates. But it wasn't just about the vibes - Steve Andrews held his own on both tenor and clarinet, Andy Schumm, lyrical on trumpet, Mike Piggott, a swinging fiddler, nice trombone, guitar, piano with Rollo and Pite putting the boot in to power the ensembles along. Then there was the bass sax of Sjöström who plays the cumbersome instrument with the facileness of a clarinettist. A good choice of numbers - a lovely version of Hoagy's Small Fry stood out - made this most enjoyable.
Lance.

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