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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
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, March 26, 2021

Edis & Xenopoulos play the music of Harold Arlen - Mar. 26

(Screenshot by Russell)
Paul Edis (piano); Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor sax)

A second live stream for Paul Edis and Vasilis Xenopoulos from Rokit Studio in London. Their choice of composer, Harold Arlen. The hour long set would serve to remind the online audience of the amazing songwriting abilities of Arlen - every tune an all-time GASbook classic. Vasilis monitored the online comment, in introducing many of the numbers, Paul was at pains to highlight the role of the lyricist in Arlen's career. If it was good enough for Sinatra... The lyricists, at least some of them, included Johnny Mercer, Ted Koehler and Yip Harburg.  

Come Rain or Come Shine began this Friday evening set. Sound balance good, Paul and Vasilis appeared to be in relaxed mood, swopping anecdotes about Arlen's tunes. My Shining Hour upped the pace, the boys absolutely killing, 'class' is the word. Ill Wind, as heard at Small's on Wednesday evening when pianist Tardo Hammer played it, more than met its match this side of the Atlantic. One nil to our London based duo! And so, to Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Vasilis wanted to play a contrafact of Arlen's endearing tune, cue Sonny Rollins' Valse Hot. One more tune, Yip Harburg's It's Only a Paper Moon with Vasilis unable to resist quoting Surrey with the Fringe on Top.                 
Russell

Set list: Come Rain or Come ShineI've Got the World on a StringGet HappyStormy WeatherMy Shining HourIll WindSomewhere Over the RainbowIt's Only a Paper Moon.

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