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13,204 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 623 of them this year alone and, so far, 31 this month (May 8).

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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).

Friday, January 15, 2021

Rico's Popup Louis - Jan. 15

Rico Tomasso (trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet, vocals); Martin Wheatley (guitar, banjo)

Armstrong and Beiderbecke this week, Messrs Enrico Tomasso and Martin Wheatley our duo. Dusky Stevedore (comp. JC Johnson & A. Razaf) for starters, Rico trumpet and vocals à la Armstrong, accompanied by Wheatley's banjo playing. As usual, online comments were many from Rico's loyal following. Rico offered a London weather update...snow tomorrow morning, his beer of the week...Black Sheep.   
Rico said how much he liked Bing Crosby's recording of Cabin in the Pines which Louis himself would record some years later. So, Rico sang it, Martin switching to guitar (multi-tracking rhythm and impressive solo guitar parts). Diga Diga Doo (comp. McHugh & Fields), first, as if Ellington was playing it, then into something more like Louis. Martin's unusual flamenco-style guitar intro to Just Like a Butterfly Caught in the Rain (comp. Woods & Dixon) found Rico playing flugelhorn. 

Talk of beer and more talk of more beer then Rico turned his attention to Bix: Rhythm King followed by Somebody Stole My Gal. Time for a Louis/Rico vocal - I'm Confessin' with bottle neck guitar accompaniment from Martin. To close, a number recorded by Louis and Bing - Sweet Sue.    
Russell     

Set list: Dusky StevedoreCabin in the PinesDiga Diga DooJust Like a Butterfly Caught in the RainSomebody Stole My GalI'm Confessin'Sweet Sue

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