Thursday, 7 August 2014

Derek Nash; Comin' home baby!

Choices, choices - sometimes you don't know where to turn;

This is the great Derek Nash but something's gone wrong with his saxophone. Perhaps if he blew a bit harder;

Still not quite right - try again harder this time?

That's a bit more like it, nearly up to full size;

Perhaps he overdid it a bit that time;

That's it, finally got it sorted out.

Derek Nash is a very fine Jazz Saxophonist and on Monday he was playing at his very best. Soprano, Tenor, Alto and Baritone Saxophones all lined up and all like fire in his hands.

There were blues, there was a hot and sultry samba to go with the weather. Best of all was Mel Tormé's 'Comin home. baby' which ended the first set; lots of improvisation this evening.

This is John Etheridge, starting the second side with a virtuoso guitar solo;

Trevor Tomkins was on Drums, Val Mannix on Bass and Ted Beament on keyboards.
'Back at the Chicken Shack' finished off what was a great night; breathy saxophone standards then some screamin' and screachin' too.
Always quite a night when Derek Nash comes to town.
Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)

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