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Monday, June 08, 2015

Folk meets Jazz @ The Globe: Thursday June 4


(Review by Ann Alex/Photos by Liza Robson).
The Jazz Co-op’s third venture into a jazz and folk evening was rather surreal but very enjoyable. Much of the evening was in fact enhanced by the presence of singer/songwriters – 6 or so such people came after their songwriting class at Newcastle College.  The songs were of a high standard, mostly sad songs of lost love, so thank you Liza, Joanne, and Sandy Comet and The Winklepickers.
Only Minnie Fraser and I had been present until the 8pm start time, then suddenly there were 12 people, but only 1 jazz instrumentalist, Ian Forbes, who did marvellous things on the drums, accompanying various people, including Debra Milne singing bebop.  Ian also treated us to a Leonard Cohen song and It Don’t Mean A Thing.  Camille stepped up to the piano to accompany Minnie on superb versions of My Funny Valentine and Misty.  Minnie, Julie and I did a neat version of Blue Moon.  This was unrehearsed so I had my first experience of singing words from an i-phone – I wonder what the Andrew Sisters would have made of that!
It remains to mention Sheila and Carrie who are regular contributors to this evening. Carrie gave us 2 of her own love songs and Sheila sang 2 folk songs with a connected theme.
I almost forgot that Stew and Fiona Finden were present – not in body, but in sound, from Minnie’s i-phone, on which we played music from their folk band Whapweasel, songs about the dastardly deeds of highwaymen.  This was the background music for the evening, the Findens doing folk instead of jazz, I did say it was a surreal evening. There are photos to prove it!  
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Ann Alex

2 comments :

Ann Alex said...

The photos are great and people can see what a good time we were having. Good publicity for Folk Meets Jazz!

Fiona Finden (on F/b) said...

Sounds great. Glad we were able to be there in the spirit of Whapweasel

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