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Friday, May 15, 2020

Paul Edis: Lockdown Live #9 - May 15

Paul Edis (piano/vocals)

Ninth consecutive Friday lunchtime session by  Paul Edis and, as yet, with little, if any, repeats!

Cy Coleman's Witchcraft got the ball rolling, drawing approving comments along the way. Next up was that song with the dreadful lyrics - Nature Boy. Fortunately, Paul didn't sing it - I'd have been happy if Nat King Cole hadn't sung it either although his bank account would have been depleted if he hadn't! In Paul's hands he demonstrated that the tune was good enough to stand up on its own merits without any strange enchanted boys!


Paul did take to the mic for What is This Thing Called Love? He included the verse which is always a plus for me. There seems to be a verse renaissance coming on. Over the Rainbow also featured the verse whilst, in between, an original Edis that may or may not have had a verse - From Nothing to Nowhere.

Bye Bye Blackbird featured some lovely block-chording reminiscent of Oscar P. and Falling in Love With Love was a delightful 3/4 romp.

Mingus met Trane in the form of Nostalgia in Times Square followed by Central Park West. Both beautiful tunes perfectly executed.

Another vocal - I'm Old Fashioned, great tune.

To finish off with, Nuages and Autumn Leaves in 9/8.

If and when we ever get back to normality these Friday lunchtime sessions will be a great miss.
Lance

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