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Monday, January 02, 2012

Jazz in the Afternoon @ The Crescent Club, Cullercoats.

Iain MacAulay (tmb/vcl); Derek Fleck (ten/clt); Brian Chester (pno); J.C. Hallam (bs); Ollie Rillands (dms) + John Broddle/Teresa Armstrong (vcl); Barry Soulsby (clt); Mike Durham (tpt); Roy Gibson (pno).
As always, a fun packed, well attended Monday afternoon at the Crescent Club - the jewel in the crown of Cullercoats' afternoon activities.
Perdido had a good mainstreamy sound and St Louis Blues went down well - particularly as I got the impression that one or two of the ladies present were themselves wearing "store bought hair!" Talking hair, Derek Fleck was wearing a cap owing to the fact that Alice, Mrs Fleck, who was perhaps a sheep-shearer in a previous existence,.had applied the clippers a little too close to the bone. "He ended up with a haircut like yours", she said! 
Tomorrow I'll be wearing a cap!
Royal Garden Blues brought back memories of Eddie Condon or the Crosby Bobcats.
When Iain announced Squeeze Me I was delighted only to find it was not Squeeze Me but Just Squeeze Me a different tune entirely. Both good numbers but, for me, Squeeze Me just has the edge on Just Squeeze Me!
John Broddle sang There'll Be Some Changes Made and Teresa evoked the spirit of Lee Wiley with These Foolish Things - Mike Durham blew some nice muted horn on this one.
Barry Soulsby and Derek Fleck locked licker sticks on High Society. Barry's cool precise rendition contrasting with Derek's earthy New Orleans sound - a score draw.
Lots of regulars in including Margaret of JNE, Sting's Auntie Mary, singer Kenny Gay, and Portholers Miles and Robin.
Enjoyable.
Lance.

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