Brilliant evenng with humour, wit and rather good music from these five musicians. It was good to see the return of Jim Firth on Tenor Sax [ a bit of the Stan Getz about this fella]and the perennial Mario Jannetta on keyboard. Bill Jannetta’s solid bass tones on his electric bass were accompanied in the rhythm section by the superbly laid back Alistair Stuart. Tying things together was front man Graeme Nairn on Guitar, Flute and Vocals; what a versatile chap he is.
The band took us through some familiar and great jazz standards including ‘Out of nowhere [Heyman and Green];Blue bossa [Kenny Dorman];Shiny Stockings [Count Bassie];Bernie’s tune [Gerry Muligan];On green dolphin street [Miles Davis];Foggy Day [George Gershwin]; Ladybird [Tad Dameron]; The lady is a tramp [Hart and Bennett]; and Take the A train [Duke E].