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Friday, February 05, 2021

Rico Tomasso's No Strings (I'm Fancy Free) Popup Louis - Feb. 5

Rico Tomasso (trumpet, flugelhorn); Brian Kellock (piano)

Rico's guest this evening, Mr Brian Kellock, had his piano tuned especially for the occasion. A good start! Rico said Brian fancied making the session something of a tribute to Fred Astaire and Irving Berlin. Good! A couple of tunes recorded by Louis Armstrong to begin the set - You Can Depend on Me and Georgia on My Mind. And so to Messrs Astaire and Berlin. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails. Nothing better, although Rico didn't dance.

Picking up his flugelhorn, Rico recalled playing No Strings (I'm Fancy Free) with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. Some fancy piano playing on this one courtesy of Kellock. More Irving Berlin - Change Partners, taken at a slower than usual tempo (as recorded by Astaire himself). I Won't Dance, Rico said: with its fearsome middle eight. Our host's guest, Brian Kellock, handled it with aplomb, as did Rico. Signing off, Rico asked for huge virtual applause for Kellock. Our duo played out with Back Home in Indiana. Next week (Friday 12, 7:00pm) join Rico and his guest, guitarist John Kelly.

Set list: You Can Depend on MeGeorgia on My MindTop Hat, White Tie and TailsNo Strings (I'm Fancy Free)Change PartnersI Won't DanceBack Home in Indiana.  

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