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COFID- 19

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, January 10, 2016

Alan Glen Trio @ The Globe Jazz Bar - January 9.

Alan Glen (pno); John Pope (bs); Paul Wight (dms).
(Review by Lance).
The wet weather continued and I pondered upon the wisdom of making the tortuous bus/metro/bus journey to Jazz Coop HQ as opposed to sitting in the warmth of a centrally heated home with a glass of wine, a book of verse and a CD playing.
Fortunately, the former prevailed, a rare outing by the Alan Glen Trio was not to be passed by and I'm pleased to say that many others were of the same mind. The tables in the small room were all occupied creating a warm ambience enhanced by the music.
The music!
Three players at the top of their game blending seamlessly. Paul Wight driving with sticks, cajoling with brushes; John Pope - the Kreisler of the double bass and Alan 'The Monarch of the' Glen.
To describe Alan as the doyen of northeast jazz is but to state an indisputable fact. From the opening Love For Sale to Tune Up (there was more but bus beckoned) we were treated to a feast of piano trio jazz.
Like Someone in Love; Beautiful Love; Nightshade (Glen original?); If I Were a Bell; What's New? (The ultimate ballad performance!); All Blues; Woody'n You; If I Should Lose You; How Deep is the Ocean filled in the gaps.
Timeless piano playing.
Brilliant bass playing, not without a few humorous phrases.
Fours with some meaning.
It was still raining as I left but who cared?
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Lance.

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