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12,557 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 276 of them this year alone and, so far, 127 this month (Feb. 28).

Wednesday March 3

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILES WATSON

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

KSTV: Live stream - Feb. 16

Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor sax); Harry Diplock, Kourosh Kanani (guitars); Ferg Ireland (bass).

(Screenshot by Ken Drew)


A little out of the norm for KS but, nevertheless, quite interesting. They'd only convened that day, although the guitarists knew each other from various European gypsy jazz events, but this their first meeting with the tenor saxist and Diplock struggled with his name, "Ronnie Lonnegon?" It sounded almost like Lonnie Donegan!

Fortunately, once they'd hit the deck with Charlie Parker's Segment, it became obvious we would be unlikely to hear  My Old Man's a Dustman.

Stone-Lonergan's playing I found surprising - pleasantly so I hasten to add. Most recently featured on BSH as part of the QOW TrioRSL is a forward thinking player not afraid to storm the citadel. Here his anarchistic tendencies were held in check and he blew some booting mainstream tenor albeit not without losing sight of later developments. 

The guitars were a different kettle of fish and, brilliant players that they are, I think I'd have preferred to hear them in an actual Hot Club setting. However, these are minor points compared to the big picture which was to please the punters and, judging by the comments, that is what they did. 

Ferg Ireland turns up, does the gig (superbly, no matter who with) and says "See you soon".

An excellent programme: Segment; Just Friends; I Fall in Love Too Easily; Something's Up (Doug Raney) and Just One of Those Things took us up to the commercial break.

A couple of numbers by the two guitars - The Peacocks and an unannounced piece - got things going again before Ferg and Riley returned for All of You and Caravan. The latter's blast on the latter tune was something else and made the evening all worth while.
Lance

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