We welcomed back our own MJC House Band for last Thursday’s much needed transfusion of jazz. Joining the stalwarts that are Colin Henderson(baritone and alto sax & flute),Graeme Nairn (guitar) and Pamela Nairn(vocals) were Pete Lowit (double bass) and Fabrizio Conti (drums).
The band took us through two and a half hours of jazz tapestry that included:
‘I should care’ [Stordahl, Western, Cahn]; ‘Days of wine and roses’ [Mancini]; ‘Old devil moon’ [Burton Lane]; ‘Blue and sentimental’ [ Count Basie]; ‘You turn the tables on me’ [Count Basie]; ‘Autumn leaves’ [Joseph Kosma]; ‘I remember April’ [ Gene de Paul]; ‘Jive at five’ [Count Basie]; ‘But not for me’ [Chet Baker]; ‘Ain’t misbehavin’ [Fats Waller]; ‘Each Day is Valentine’s Day’ [Chet Baker];
Colin and Graeme on form as ever, blowing and plucking familiar notes; Pamela’s reassuring and lyrical voice did justice to some great jazz standards. A really big thank you to Pete and Fabrizio for trekking up the A96 from Aberdeen to add brilliant tone to the rhythm section. These two gentlemen are such regular visitors they should be made honourable members of the MJC.