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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 26, 2013

Frank Griffith - Master of the Reeds.

On my recent London jaunt I was impressed with the clarinet (and tenor) playing of Frank Griffith and, after receiving a friendly thank you email from him, I visited his website which is well worth checking out featuring as it does, a superb Body and Soul as well as a track from Tina May's album Divas with the Frank Griffith Big Band. It's the old Peggy Lee/Benny Goodman classic Why Don't You Do Right? - Take it from me they certainly do do it right!
Check it out here. (Photo from Frank Griffith's website.)
Lance.

1 comment :

Jen Errington said...

Lance you are right really worth a listen particularly Body and Soul - fab. Thanks. Jen E.

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