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Monday, March 09, 2015

Folk Meets Jazz @ The Globe: Thursday March 5

(Review by Ann Alex)
Well if I hadn’t seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it: Jenny playing folk fiddle with subtle rhythmic accompaniment from Peter Ninnim on drum kit - it was most definitely quite my tempo, as they say. This was typical of this event which has been declared a success by the Jazz Co-op.  24 people came and most of them were performers. 
These included Teresa Driscoll, Gill and Helen who did lovely songs and played a small keyboard and ukulele; John and Colin on country style guitars; Richard Ridley with guitar and folksongs; Carrie, a singer/songwriter; John Cram, playing beautiful viola, concertina and singing; Minnie Fraser singing folksongs and playing fiddle. More folk performers than jazz, which was represented by some members of the Blue Jazz Quintet, in the shape of Karen Rann and Jeff Smith on saxes; Dave Parker on bass and Peter Ninnim, as above, on drums.
The evening had the very sociable feel that you get in folk clubs, and the whole proceeding was rounded off well with a jam session, as wisely suggested by Jeff Smith, led by the jazz players. They played All Blues then everyone joined in from their seats with When The Saints Go Marching In. The folk players then started up jigs and reels, led by Minnie, and the jazzers joined in as they wished.  They were still playing as I had to leave to catch the Metro.
Sorry I can’t give people’s full names and the titles of what they performed but I couldn’t manage to do this and be the Chairperson for the evening as well. The Co-op has decided that we should have another such evening, which will be on the first Thursday in May, which is May 7. Will You be there? You’ll not be disappointed!  
Ann Alex

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann - great review! Just after you left, me Gill & Helen led a few choruses of 'Sorrows Away" and the whole place was in fine voice. And we really liked the very first song you did - what was it? Teresa xx

Ann Alex said...

Teresa
That sounds like a great ending to the night, I'm so glad you and everyone else came. The song was 'Brimbledon Fair' and the words indicate that it's from Lincolnshire. I don't know where I got it from and I've been singing it for ages. Ann

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