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COVID-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.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Stream's becoming a river - Enrico Tomasso on Louis Armstrong.

Enrico Tomasso (trumpet).
(By Lance/photo from  Whitley Bay 2015)

A delightful 20 minutes with one of the UK's top hot trumpet players whereby Rico chats about Louis Armstrong and gives some credible interpretations of the great man's classic solos. 

There was a comfortable, homely feel about it and no second takes or digital editing which made this the real deal - warts and all. Not that there were many musical warts. a strangulated high note at the end of a cadenza on Stardust being the most glaring one which Rico laughed off as "That's what happens when you haven't blown for a week!"


A few non-musical mishaps didn't distract either, in fact if anything, it added to the authenticity of it all. A bit like the early days of 2LO or the present day of local radio.

What shone through was Rico's charm and dedication to the music of Louis Armstrong and his - Rico's - ability to recreate it without the help of Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds, Lil Armstrong, Earl Hines etc.

Numbers were (snatches of): West End Blues; Hotter Than That; Stardust; Potato Head Blues and My Monday Date.

A new stream will go out tomorrow (Saturday March 28 at 7:00pm GMT) showcasing the work of a different trumpet player*. 

Jazzbrokes are offering: 
Evens  Bunny Berigan, 
2/1 Bix Beiderbecke, 
7/2 Buddy Bolden
4/1 Billy Butterfield, 
6/1 Bobby Hackett,
7/1 Bob Barnard,
8/1 Chet, Kenny or Harold Baker, 
10/1 Emmett Berry, 
12/1 Benny Bailey, 
14/1 Kenny Ball,
20/1 any trumpet player whose initials don't include the letter B.
25/1 bar (Excluding Dizzy Gillespie whose middle name is Birks).
Lance.

*Log in to Enrico Tomasso's Facebook page tomorrow night @ 7.

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