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Friday, January 29, 2021

Rico Tomasso remembers Keith Nichols - Jan. 29

This week's Popup Louis paid tribute to Keith Nichols. Rico Tomasso's planned duo session with Ewan Bleach changed somewhat upon the sad news of the death of Keith Nichols. Fellow musicians and friends of Keith, Tom Langham and Martin Wheatley, offered their services, making this evening's session a quartet affair.

Tribute or not, a few technical glitches momentarily delayed the start. Rico wanted to crack on with a couple of numbers. First, Tears, following up with Papa de Da Da (Bleach soprano sax, Langham on banjo). Thanks to multi-tracking, Bleach played soprano sax, bass sax and piano on Midnight, the Stars and You (later in the set Bleach would go on to play several other instruments!) with Langham singing. Rico unearthed a recording of Keith Nichols introducing (and playing piano on) The Mooch, Rico playing Cootie Williams' trumpet part.  
More Keith, this time singing She's Perfect for Me (Wheatley, guitar). A spritely Shake It and Break It (King Oliver recorded the number) with Wheatley playing banjo, Lena from Palesteena (from way back in 1920) featuring Langham's vocals and impressive banjo playing (voice and instrument perfectly balanced using nothing more than a mobile phone!) and, with time pressing, on to a favourite 'go-to' number of Keith's putting Rico in the spotlight - Thanks a Million (Langham guitar, Bleach, tenor sax). Of course, our host sang it: Thanks a million (Keith)And to finish, Rico, á la Armstrong, with daughter Analucia singing Some of These Days.                
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Set list: TearsPapa De Da DaMidnight, the Stars and YouThe MoochShe's Perfect for MeShake It and Break ItLena from PalesteenaSome of These Days. 

Rico Tomasso (trumpet, cornet, vocals); Ewan Bleach (clarinet, bass clarinet, C-melody sax, soprano sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, bass sax, piano, vocals)Tom 'Spats' Langham (banjo, guitar, vocals); Martin Wheatley (banjo, guitar), Analucia Tomasso (vocals) + a recording of Keith Nichols (piano, spoken introduction, vocals) 

1 comment :

Mike710 said...

A wonderful tribute to Keith Nichols by a few of the many musicians who regularly played in his bands.

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