We welcomed back the perennial Black Isle Jazz Band to play some favourite and uplifting jazz standards. Performing on Trombone- Pat Strachan, Tenor Saxaphone and Clarinet- Roy Stephenson, Tenor, Alto and Saxaphone and Clarinet- Mike McKenzie, Acoustic Guitar- Derek Mathieson, Bass Guitar- Dave Swan and Drums- Finlay Grant.
The band treated us to the following:’Indiana’ [ Ballard MacDonald and James Hanley]; ‘Memories of you’ [Eubie Blake]; ‘Cute’ [ Neal Hefti]; ‘Bye bye bues’ [Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown]; ‘Ain’t misbehavin’ [Fats Waller]; ‘Bad penny blues’ [Humphrey Litteton]; ‘The pink panther’ [Henry Mancini]; ‘All blues'[Miles Davis]; ‘Swing that music’ [Louis Armstrong]; ‘Roses of Picardy’ [Haydn Wood]; ‘A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square’ [Manning Sherwin]; ‘I cant give you anything but love babe’ [Jimmy McHugh]; ‘St James infirmary’ [attrib Cab Calloway]; ‘Whip me with plenty of love’ [Clarence Williams]; ‘Lonesome blues’ [Sidney Bechet].
A great evening of jazz playing, thank you gents. A special mention for Roy Stephenson whose rendition of ‘A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square’ was sublime.
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