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May 6: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone. (CANCELLED!).

May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather permitting).
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Sunday, January 17, 2021

A Sunday Service for Pete Fountain - Jan. 17

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

This week, Pete Fountain. Adrian Cox' s clarinet teacher Jack Gilbert was a big fan of the clarinetist so it was about time the man from New Orleans got a Sunday Service to himself. The World is Waiting for a Sunrise, for starters. Very apt said our host, live streaming all on his lonesome from Toulouse Lautrec, London. Fountain's album with Al Hirt, New Orleans, proved a source of inspiration for this week's masterclass in jazz clarinet. 

A few minutes in, Cox thanked nigh on one hundred folk for tuning in. The first of three numbers from Fountain's 1959 album The Blues heard Cox playing My Inspiration and straight on to Wang Wang Blues and the third of the tunes, Blue Fountain. It seems Cox learns some of the tunes during the week, committing them to memory. Quite a feat! 

Basin St Blues kept Cox firmly rooted in the Big Easy, our man's vocals a treat. Looking at his watch, Cox exclaimed: Doesn't time fly when you're having a good time? Time for a couple more, first Tiger Rag, taken at an impossible tempo, Cox singing, feet-tapping, finger snapping, and to close, Moanin' Low (comp. Rainger/Dietz) , recorded by several legendary names - Annette Hanshaw, Billie and Ella, to name but three. Next week's sermon: Johnny Dodds.    
Russell    
   
Set List: The World is Waiting for the SunriseHomeWhile We Danced at the Mardi GrasBlue FountainToot, toot, Tootsie Goodbye;  Basin St BluesTiger RagMoanin' Low          

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