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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.

Monday, May 11, 2020

CD Review: 3D Jazz Trio - I Love to See You Smile

Jackie Warren (piano); Amy Shook (bass); Sherrie Maricle (drums).

An all female trio who swing their collective asses off! If you don't believe me listen to Back at the Chicken Shack - move over Jimmy Smith, the girls have come home to roost.

On piano, Warren can be delicate, she can be power driven, she can be whatever the number demands - just listen to her blues drenched chords on Angel Eyes. And what about Maggie? Just as last Friday (VE Day) proved, in the hands of the right person the most mundane of tunes can be turned into a magical musical tapestry. The girls do just that with Maggie which was chosen because it was a favourite of Jackie Warren's mom - it's a favourite of mine now!


Shook is given plenty of space which she takes full advantage of be it arco or pizzicato.

Maricle we know as leader and driving force behind the Diva Jazz Orchestra and she makes her presence felt here too, although not in an overbearing way.

Not a lot more to say except that if you follow this link to the band's website and, as I suggested earlier, listen to Chicken Shack you'll know where I'm coming from and that I'm not dealing out mere throwaway chauvinistic praise (who me?). Not many male trios come even close to this!
Lance
Available May 22.

I Love to See You Smile; Bésame Mucho; Moonglow; Back at the Chicken Shack; Angel Eyes; Recado Bossa Nova; When You and I Were Young, Maggie; L.O.V.E.

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