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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.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Lindsay Hannon Plus @ Hoochie Coochie

Lindsay Hannon (vcl); Alan Law (pno); John Pope (bs); Mark Robertson (dms).
Tonight was a tough call - Paul Booth Organ Trio at the Corner House, The Puppini Sisters at The Sage or Lindsay Hannon Plus at Hoochie.
In the end, on a cold and windy night, the proximity of the Metro to the latter venue prevailed so Lindsay it was!
Looking tall and tan and young and lovely she didn't sing Girl From Ipanema but opted instead for Herbie Hancock's What If I Don't? setting the mood for an evening of unbridled pleasure.
There Will Never Be Another You was a clever arrangement and featured one of many superb solos from Alan Law that were a highlight of the evening. John Pope too had his say not least in the intro to Night in Tunisia. Mark Robertson also impressed.
As for the voice - what can I say 'cept this was the best I can recall hearing her. The vocal mood swings, the sultry sound on Blue Motel Room, the cynicism of So Long Big Time, the swinginess of It's All Right With Me, Lullaby of Birdland and In Walked Bud, the amazing treatment of Basin Street Blues and my number one from her vast repertoire - Why Try To Change Me Now? Change it she does! successfully varying the tempo from the slow and dreamy original to a bouncy swing and back again.
An evening that could possibly be the best Thursday yet at Hoochie.
Hoochie photos.
Lance.

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