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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Louise Gibbs @ Seven Arts, Leeds - May 30,


Louise Gibbs (vocal); Richard Wetherall (piano); Frank Griffith (clarinet/alto sax/tenor sax).

Another delightful afternoon at Seven Arts in Leeds albeit, in my case I was watching from afar it nevertheless, still made for compelling viewing.

The programme was based around the music of Ellington and Strayhorn and I doubt if there's a singer alive today who can interpret the music better than Louise Gibbs who poured heart and soul into the lyrics, sometimes updating them and often slotting a scat chorus in. 

Likewise, occasional BSH reviewer and broadcaster Frank Griffith also captured the mood on clarinet, alto and tenor with some meaningful contributions. On piano Richard Wetherall was sufficiently Ducal without losing his individuality and, as I bid farewell to Leeds and Facebook, another Ellington number crossed my mind - Blues to be There.                                                                                                   Lance

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