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Me and Him
Me and Him
Bands playing this weekend were New Orleans Heat, Matt Palmer’s Eagle Jazz Band, Gambit Jazzmen, New Orleans Z’hulus, Sussex Jazz Kings and Andrew Hall’s Memories of New Orleans.
New Orleans Heat: Line-up – Richard Church (tpt), David Vickers (tmb), Roger Bird (clt), Alan Birkenhead (bjo), Colin Bushell (dms), Harry Slater (bass), Barry Grummett (pno/ldr). Up to their usual standard of foot-tapping jazz. Some good vocals and features. The dancers certainly like this band. Here they play "Smiles".
Eagle Jazz Band: Line-up – Peter Brown (tpt/vcls), Terry Williams (tmb/vcls), Matt Palmer (reeds/ldr), Brian Lawrence (bass/sousa), Brian Mellor (bjo/gtr/vcls) and Jools Aldridge (dms). Didn’t know what to expect from this band, but we were not disappointed. Good solos, features and even a bit of novelty with Matt playing St. Phillips Street Junction while shortening the clarinet in stages, then putting it back together again. Certainly had the audience on the edge of their seats. The band were very much appreciated by the dancers and audience alike. Excellent sets. The Band play "Putting On The Ritz".
The Brolley parade took place on Saturday morning with a good turnout and 20 brolleys.
Gambit Jazzmen: Line-up – Alan Gresty (tpt), Terry Williams (tmb), John Maddocks (reeds), Andy Maynard (bjo), Roger Link (bass), Pete Lay (dms/ldr). Terry Williams took over from Barry Weston, who had succumbed to a “bug” on route and had to return home. (Barry is well on the road to recovery now). They played very well. On Sunday we were entertained by The Gambit Hot Five (Terry Williams had another gig). What a delight that was and something that will probably not happen again. Don’t forget folks, you saw it here first.
The band play "Postman's Lament".