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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Adrian 'Birthday Boy' Cox's Sunday Service - July 12

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

Another Sunday sermon - socially distanced, of course - by preacher Adrian Cox. Clarinet and sanctifying vocals, hallelujah! Saints and sinners by the score took a virtual pew to hear 'the truth', that's the truth!   

Preacher Cox celebrated his birthday yesterday (see photo - balloons and cards on show) and chose to dedicate today's first number - When I Grow Too Old to Dream - to himself, vocals, snapping fingers 'n' all. This Sunday Service comprised a random selection of requests from his many live stream parishioners, as in previous weeks, attracting more than one hundred brethern. Highlights included Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor (superb vocals), Slipped Disc (Benny Goodman), 'S WonderfulSweet Georgia Brown (one Cox hadn't played for some time) and another vocal on You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams. All excellent, hallelujah! 

A winning vocal on Stardust maintained the highest of standards, a co-written original (with Giacomo Smith of Kansas Smitty's fame) titled Take Me Home, very much in the New Orleans' style, and, to close this week's sermon, a Crescent City hymn, again with great vocals and hand claps, I'll Fly Away

Next week's Sunday Service has been cancelled due to the fact that Cox and pianist Joe Webb have a rather special date with Dizzy's in NYC. Thanks to Cox having an excellent working relationship with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center set-up, the British duo readily accepted an invitation to live stream via Dizzy's Club. It's the kind of gig offer you don't think twice about! So, 7:30pm NYC (that's 12:30am, half past midnight Monday morning). Be sure to tune-in because gig opportunities like this aren't ten a penny!
Russell    

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