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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Welcome back Paul Grainger to Jazz Café Society


Peter Gilligan (pno); Paul Grainger, Ray Truscott (bs); Richard Herdman (gtr).
It was good to have Paul Grainger back at the JC after his pedi op. Along with Pete Gilligan the duo grooved high on Bouncing With Bud - not to be confused with Bud's Bubble as Pete reminded me I frequently do! What's in a name? They're both good tunes!
Guitarist Herdman made it a trio and they swung. No drummer? So what? Peterson, Herb Ellis and Ray Brown got by without any skins and this was in that vein.
There Will Never Be Another You, Nardis, Who Can I Turn To? and Up Jumped Spring - that delightful Freddie Hubbard jazzed up waltz - were just some of the numbers played.
Punters were few - football fever was running high - but those in the audience very much appreciated what was offered. We even had a bluesman sit in on piano - Pinetop Pelaw perhaps? 
Ray Truscott took over when Paul, still on crutches, left.
Lindsay Hannon dropped by and I'm sure she'd be singing a few - that really would have been the ice in the Martini -  but I had to move on. Sorry Lindsay.
Now that this football malarkey is over as far as England are concerned let's have more people supporting this Sunday afternoon session. You won't hear many guys of this calibre playing the music we love in Pink Lane or indeed in any other coloured lane this side of Blues Alley..
Lance.

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