Newsletter for May 2019

May 13, 2019

The Chairman welcomed 21 attendees to the meeting.

Apologies for absence: Bill Shaw

A one minute silence was held in memory of our former Secretary/Treasurer, Terry Webb, whose funeral many members attended on Friday 3 May 2019

  • Answers to April Newsletter quiz question: Jimmy Guiffre Trio (Jim Hall- gtr; Bob Brookmeyer (v tbn) in 1968 ‘The Train and the River’
  • Members reported on the Lighthouse Poole Art Themen Quintet gig on Fri 12 April 2019 gig with Laura Jurd (tpt); Dave Newton (pno), Clarke Tracey (drs)
  • Vic Grayson told members about the forthcoming Lyme Regis Jazz Festival aka Jazz Jurassica – Fri May 24 – Mon 27 https://www.jazzjurassica.co.uk/
  • Vic Grayson reported on a conversation with Chris Walker. He is very happy to give a presentation at our ‘inaugural’ August 14 meeting. Members seemed very interested. More details next month.
  • John Cooper brought last Friday’s BBC2 Jazz 625 black & white broadcast to member’s attention. Vic Grayson offered to produce a DVD for borrowing by members

1. ‘More Favourites‘ Introduced by Brian Geer

  1. ‘Tuxedo Junction’ Erskine Hawkins Big Band from from 1945 album ‘Original Broadcast Performances Live at the ‘Blue Room NYC May 1945’ 4.04
  2. ‘9.20 Special’ Kenny Baker Dozen from 1950s album ‘Play Not Quite Two Dozen’ Bill le Sage (vibes); George Chisholm (tbn); 3.55
  3. ‘DM Blues’ Dick Morrissey Quartet from album live album There And Back’ recorded at Ronnie Scotts 24 Jan 1964- Dick Morrissey (reeds), Harry South (pno); Phil Bates (bass); Jackie Dougan (drs) 4.01
  4. ‘The Sausage Scraper’ Tubby Hayes Quintet from 1962 album ‘Late Spot At Scotts’ - Jimmy Deuchar (tpt); Gordon Beck (pno); Freddy Logan (bass); Allan Ganley (drs) 9.08
  5. ‘Starless & Bible Black’ Stan Tracey Quartet from 1965 album ‘Under Milk Wood’ - Bobby Wellins (tnr); Jeff Clyne (bass); Jackie Dougan (drs) 3.51
  6. ‘I Thought About You’ John Bunch Trio at the Nola Penthouse from 2007 album ‘Salutes Jimmy Van Heusen’ - Dave Green (bass); Steve Brown (drs) 5.02

2. ‘Spring Clean‘ Introduced by Phil Lewis

  1. ‘Whatever Lola Wants’ Mel Torme & The Marty Paich Orch from 1961 album ‘Mel Torme Swings Schubert Alley’ – Art Pepper (alto); Mel Lewis (drs); Joe Mondragon (bass); Bill Perkins (tnr); Frank Rosolino (tbn); Al Porcino & Stu Williamson (tpt); 3.21
  2. ‘Blue Mosque’ Don Rendell - Ian Carr Quintet from 1965 album ‘Shades of Blue’ - Colin Purbrook (pno); Dave Green (bass); Trevor Tomkins (drs); 4.11
  3. ‘Sound Off’ Michael Brecker from 1999 Verve album ‘Time Is Of The Essence’ – Brecker (tnr); Pat Metheny (gtr); Larry Goldings (org); Jeff ‘Tain' Watts (drs); 6.05
  4. ‘Remember ’ Hank Mobley from 1960 Blue Note album ‘Soul Station’ – Art Blakey (drs); Paul Chambers (bass); Wynton Kelly (pno) 5.42
  5. ‘Lonnies Lament’ Kenny Garrett (alto sax) from 1996 Warner Bros album ‘Pursuance: Music Of John Coltrane’ - Pat Metheny (gtr); Brian Blade (drs); Rodney Whittaker (bass) 5.24
  6. ‘Bearden (The Block)’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orch from album ‘Live In Cuba’ 2010 - Dan Nimmer (pno); Wynton Marsalis (tpt); Victor Goines (tnr) 6.15
  7. ‘Moanin’’ Marty Paich Big Big Band from 1959 album ‘The Modern Touch’ – Russ Freeman (pno); Art Pepper (alto); Jack Sheldon (tpt); Bill Perkins (tnr); Victor Feldman (vibes) 5.04

Our thanks go to members for serving refreshments during the break

3. ‘ Marching to the Sound of Different Drums’ Introduced by David Walder

  1. ‘Fish Market’ Scott Hamilton, Joel Helleny, Duke Robillard from 2003 album ‘Blues, Bop & Ballads 6.30
  2. ‘That Old Devil Called Love’ Alison Moyet from album ‘Now That’s What I Call Jazz‘ 3.08
  3. ‘Night & Day ’ Duke Ellington Orch from 1957 album 2.59
  4. ‘It Never Entered my Mind’ Jeff Goldblum presenting the Mildred Snitzer Orch featuring Till Bronner (flg) from 2018 album ‘The Capitol Studio Sessions’ 5.09
  5. ‘J. B. Blues’ Modern Jazz Quartet from 1987 album ‘MJQ Plus’’ 5.19
  6. ‘Desperate Dan’ Johnny Dankworth Orch from May 1959 Columbia album ‘Jazz Routes’ 3.56
  7. ‘For Dancers Only ’ Shirley Scott from 1966 album ‘ Plays The Big Bands’; arr & cond by Oliver Nelson; George Duvivier (b); Grady Tate (drs) 3.40
  8. ‘Deep in a Dream ’ Jim Hall Trio from 1957 album ‘Jazz Guitar’ Red Mitchell (b); (pno) 4.35

As you may know, I was involved in the selection of music played at Terry Webb’s funeral. I also put together a CD of that music plus selections from his past presentations to the club to play at the gathering afterwards. Phil Washington asked me to make him a copy. If any other member would like a copy, please let me know and I will bring them to the next meeting. We will charge £3 to go to club funds if that’s OK with you all.

PLEASE REMEMBER – Our next meeting is on Weds 12 June

NB A reminder to all that if you would like to nominate a member for the post of Secretary/Treasurer, please let me or John Savage know the name and seconder in writing or by email by June 1. Phil Lewis is currently co-opted to the committee to do carry out the duties. If there are no nominations, Phil’s name will be put formally to members for election at our June meeting.

And finally …….. have you heard this one?

Q: What do you get when you play Avant Garde jazz backwards?

A: Avant Garde jazz

or, a quiz question:

Q: Who said this: “Playing ‘bop’ is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing”?

A: The Chairman closed the meeting at 9.45 wishing everyone A Safe Journey Home.

Vic Grayson 01202 882867 email: vicgrayson@talktalktalk.net