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Louis Armstrong and Steve Andrews.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's. Plus CD review.

Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms). 
A routine afternoon with the gang blowing their pleasing mix of Dixie/small band swing that never fails to entertain. However, rather than repeat the plaudits I've been handing out over the past couple of years I thought I'd draw attention to the band's latest CD.
I say "The Band's" but in fact it's a compilation of Olive Rudd's vocals from their previous CDs.
Olive has an earthy sound that lies comfortably between the blues mama and the sophisticated cabaret artist and she carries it off well.
Tin Roof Blues and Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out are examples of the former whilst I Wished on the Moon and Howdya Like To Love Me? lean towards the supper room crowd.
In between and amidst it all the Maine Street gang blow some great jazz with Ray Harley's trumpet adding to the above guys. but, these are recordings spread over the last year so, on some tracks, we have Malcolm Armstrong booting it along on keys whilst others have Ian Hetherington on drums. Jimmy Mack and Herbie chip in from Inspiration Point making this an ideal example of Olive and the band.
You don't need a mortgage either - £6 from the band at gigs or via the band's website.
Lance.
PS:Getting back to the actual gig Herbie sang A Wink and a Smile from Sleepless in Seattle. A Harry Connick jnr. number that always knocks me out.

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