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The House Band welcomed three guest musicians this evening- James Steele [ Alto and Baritone Saxophone], David Swann[Bass] and Nigel McKenzie [Drums]. Joining them were stalwarts Graeme Nairn [Guitar] and Jon Hall [Keyboard].

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A superb evening of diverse music ranging from some classic jazz standards through to one or two unfamiliar numbers. There was a really great tonal quality from these musicians with the rhythm section gelling well with guitar and saxophone.  James Steele is an exciting saxophonist who puts a very personal stamp on his music, we look forward to seeing more of him at MJC.

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1 ‘Autumn Leaves’ [Joseph Kosma] 1945

2 ‘Round Midnight’ [Thelonious Monk] 1944

3 ‘Bluesette’ [Toots Thielemans] 1962

4 ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ [Ray Henderson] 1924

5 ‘This I dig for you’ [Hank Mobley] 1960

6 ‘Lover Man’ [Jimmy Davis] 1944

7 ‘Hackensack’ [Thelonius Monk] 1965

8 ‘In walked Bud’ – after Bud Powell [Thelonius Monk] 1947

9 ‘Take Five’ [ Dave Brubeck] 1959

10 ‘ Black Orpheus’ [Luis Bonfa] 1948

11’The saga of Harrison Crabfeathers [Steve Kuhn] 1972

12 ‘Misty’  solo Graeme Nairn [Erroll Garner] 1954

13 ‘Have you met Miss Jones?’ [Richard Rodgers] 1937

14 ‘Equinox’ [John Coltrane] 1960

15 ‘Nardis’ [Miles Davis] 1958

16 ‘Billy’s Bounce’ [Charlie Parker] 1945

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