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Ethan Iverson: "Oscar Peterson famously said that Bud [Powell] played just too many wrong notes. He was really critical of Bud as a player, which I think is not right." - (DownBeat March 2021)

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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

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Peter Morgan Live streaming from the Globe - Feb.14

Peter Morgan (piano); Vilda Kuby (bass); Paul Campbell (drums).

I viewed this one cautiously, leaving the back door open in case I opted for a quick departure. I only knew Morgan as the bass trombone player who leads the Customs House Big Band. As a pianist he was an unknown quantity. 

As it turned out my misgivings were unfounded and, accompanied by two musicians whose names were only vaguely familiar to me, played a delightful one hour set.

This wasn't a boundary busting cross genre session but one that reflected the mood of St. Valentine's Day and I could imagine lovers gazing into each other's eyes as he played: There Will Never be Another you; Black Orpheus; My One and Only Love; Desperado (with a touch of the St. Louis Blues); Witchcraft; The Nearness of You; Cute; Bésame Mucho (with the obligatory hint of My Funny Valentine in the intro); I Remember Clifford; Yardbird Suite and a number from 1959 that he said we will all know and maybe I did - was it All Blues?

Some fine piano playing with sympathetic drums and bass. Once again The Globe has pulled a rabbit out of the hat and I look forward to actually hearing the trio again at a real live gig.

A thought crossed my mind ... Why doesn't Sunderland based Peter feature himself on a number with the big band when such things are allowed? He could call it The Kid From Red House*
Lance

* Red House - an estate in Sunderland!

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