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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, September 16, 2018

Swing Manouche @ Dormans Jazz Club, Middlesbrough - Sept. 6.

Mick Shoulder (Guitar); Giles Strong (guitar); Paul Grainger (double bass); Gavin Lee (clarinet).
(Review by Ron H)

It was a pleasure to have Swing Manouche as this month’s guest band and to witness a fine performance of Hot Club Style Jazz.
The night began with a nice version of Lulu Swing followed by Douce Ambiance with the four musicians clearly showing the passion they held for the genre and their ability to play so well together.
Gavin played a fine melody to Mick's composition My Quiet Place (Mon Endroit Tranquille). Valse à Gonzo, a lovely Jazz Waltz, was another piece composed by Mick inspired after a face to face meeting with Giles’ dog.

The night continued with classic Django style playing including, amongst others, the numbers Joseph Joseph; Minor Swing; Dinette; Nuages; Hungaria and Them There Eyes; featuring Gavin and, for an encore, a fine swinging rendition of Noto Swing.
Another successful guest night listening to great guitar solos from both Mick and Giles and melodic solos from Gavin, playing the rarely seen these days Albert System clarinet, and no doubt influenced by the French clarinetist
Hubert Rostaing who featured on several of Django Reinhardt’s post-Grappelli recordings. With bassist Paul Grainger providing fine support it made for a first class night of Gypsy Jazz at Dormans.

Ron H

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