Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This Week at Hedsor Jazz

This Thursday (June 30th) we have our second session with Ken McCarthy on keyboard. Last weeks evening at Hedsor Jazz with Ken and vibraphone player Alan Grahame was hugely enjoyable. Sadly Mike Wills was unable to be with us on reeds through a spot of illness so we were unable to have a bit of the Benny Goodman recreation that they have been so successful with this last couple of years. I did record last weeks session anyway, but as yet have not had the time to remaster it.

This week we have another special guest in tenor saxophonist Robert Goodhew. A truly wonderful young player who has a great tone and an interesting and very listenable way with improvisation. He should combine very well with Ken McCarthy and I am looking forward to it.

Of course, I should also mention the other members of the band who will be around on Thursday (whom I am also looking forward to listening to!). Our usual master of ceremonies and of the trombone, teller of jokes and caller of the raffle ticket numbers, Mr Clive Burton will be with us of course, as will Martin Hart on drums and Ken Rankine on bass. Mike Wills will be away, this time his absence is a planed break!

What more could you want from a night of jazz? At the entry price of £6 nothing at all!! OK we could charge double, some places charge that and more for the same quality, (and sometimes the same musicians!). It is more important that live jazz has a place to thrive, and that place has been The Hedsor Social Club for the last 14 years. So we will keep the price down as long as we can. Thank you for your support, and please tell your friends. Even people who haven’t ever before expressed an interest in jazz have found our live jazz Thursday evenings have become an addiction!!

Four of the Five of our regular band
One last thought on last weeks show. Many thanks to Gil for the wonderful spread of food he put on which helped us all celebrate his 61 years of marriage. Well done Gil and Stella.

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