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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Review: Midweek Mini Edis - April 29

After six weeks of YouTube Fridays pianist Paul Edis picked up the remote and switched channels to see what Facebook had to offer by way of live stream gigs. Wednesdays at six o'clock seemed as good a time as any to present a short (twenty minutes or so) online gig. 

Digital events are fraught with dangers, such as the screen freezing from the off and, for your reviewer, that's precisely what happened. The jazz grapevine suggested others experienced intermittement interruptions, some stuck with it. Later in the evening - eight o'clockish - your reviewer tried again. Success! Pianist Edis singing Frank Loesser's I've Never Been in Love Before began the promised short programme. Excellent. Jobim's Wave followed, things were going well, then...mid-tune, the screen froze. Arrrgh! 

One last try. This time four numbers; the aforementioned Loesser and Jobim compositions plus two others made for an uninterrupted Facebook twenty minutes. A captiviating, inventive right hand introduced Body and Soul and this Facebook 'taster' gig concluded with Bird's chaser Scrapple from the Apple

A digital performance platform is far from ideal but in the current circumstances we can live with it until we get back to the real thing.   
Russell

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