We are deeply indebted to Colonel T of the Fourth Light Punjab Horse (retd) for the following report. Readers are warned that it may be accurate…
The Jazz jam went well on Sunday (1/11/15) this week with the Captain of chaos and Ted ” No Coltrane !” Woollen away at Wang., we had the army reserve of jammers such as John Curtis et al. and some new faces : New fellows On Drums ( a real drummer) , Guitar ( Sam with a Northern English Accent), Mr Nimble Fingers on 5 string electric bass ( one of Alex’s mob ) and many others.
I was meant to go hiking over the long weekend but the weather forecast for the Vic. Alps was for electrical storms and flash flooding so no go with that one. Instead I carried on behalf of the Captain of Chaos and helped ruin some tunes and helped things along in the rotation of train wreck ensembles ;-P who took it in turns to dance on the graves of many jazz standards :-0 . I played a bit of bass, some piano and quite a bit of drums .The shortage of singers (all who deny the reality of Eric Dolphy records) and others who favour the museum of pre Mingus era Jazz meant some real jazz tunes from after 1955 were played rather than musty old show tunes from before WW1. Anton and his merry men even had a go at the Chic Corea evergreen ” Spain”.
We even played one of my own compositions for which I have logged the performance at APRA. It was almost interesting .You had to be there!!!
The Sunday Jam, every week at the Leinster Arms, Gold Street, Colliwobble, from 4.00pm until we knock off around 7.30.