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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.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pete Gilligan Trio @ Jazz Café


Pete Gilligan (pno); Ray Truskett (bs); Ian Forbes (dms); ? (gtr).

Pete and Ray kicked off, and I use the verb advisedly, with A Foggy Day (in London Town) perhaps an ominous choice given the news that PG may soon be experiencing it, the fog, first hand. - no he's not in the Olympics!
However, the duo gave a performance that, were there a Jazz Olympics, would be in contention for a medal. Things got even better when veteran stickman Ian Forbes made it three (in 3/4) for Up Jumped You With Spring. Other tunes included Straight No Chaser, Desifinado, Time Remembered and Stella By Starlight.
A young guitarist sat in and showed a willingness to learn from the masters unfortunately, hunched over his guitar, his long hair dangling in front of his eyes made it difficult for him to communicate with Pete or see the chords!
Would have stayed longer but Hannabiell and Hoochie Coochie beckoned.
Lance.

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