Jazz&Jazz YouTubes In Lieu of Live Jazz: No 6

Confronting the Coronavirus Black Out Continued.

Enjoy!

A Barry Palser Savoy Jazz Band Special

Presenting
Alan Gresty (Cornet}; Tony Pitt (Banjo) & Tony Teale (Reeds)
in a stunning rendering of Bix Beiderbecke’s “Davenport Blues”!
(Courtesy of Brian Smith aka “Smiffy”)

Peter M Butler
Jazz&Jazz

(Photos, Prints & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Chris Barber 90 Today!

Bob Ironside Hunt announced today: “My old boss Chris Barber turns 90 today! 
All the best mate, and thanks for all the good times!

Thanks Bob for announcing this and especially thank you, Chris, for your
massive contribution to Jazz. I managed to capture the YouTube above from
way back in The Gods in Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar.
Afterwards I was privileged to steel a lengthy conversation with Chris.

Peter M Butler
Editor Jazz & Jazz

When Art&Verse Merged with Jazz&Jazz …

My visit to Mandeville’s Dew Drop Hall back in 2010
was more than magical.

It was the inspiration for two of my jazz portraits,
Barry and Emile Martin.
More than that, it was my first opportunity to present to Barry the fine art Giclée prints of a portrait I had painted of him back at The 100 Club in London, and of his son Emile on drums at “Jazz in the Barn” in Throwley, Kent, with his “Fallen Heroes”. Barry’s reaction? I will never forget it. He held up both portraits for the audience to see and declared “Peter has just given me these two remarkable portraits of myself and my son, Emile. Take a close look at them and you’ll see Emile is already going grey!”

Later Barry wrote a letter to me urging me “to keep doing what you are doing for jazz”. I’m still striving to, Barry.

I penned two poems to accompany the Giclée Prints of the portraits:

For Barry

Barry Martyn at the 100 Club
Hail to a Legend of Jazz
And showman supreme
Whose flare and pizzaz
Revived the New Orleans Dream.

This was during Barry’s very last visit to London and appearance at The 100 Club. I will never forget his departing words to his UK fans … that despite his New Orleans’ drawl he was a Londoner:
“In fact I was conceived under that grand piano!”

For Emile

Emile on Drums
Good time Jazz in deepest Kent
With New Orleans beat to turn up the heat.
Emile on drums, inspired, intense,
A Fallen Hero with the world at his feet.

Emile has since urged me to “keep doing what you are doing”.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(Photos & Prints © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

Hornchurch Jazz Club Swings into Springtime…

Sunday Night Jazz in March & April

8.30 / 11.00pm

8th March – Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. Bob Dwyer playing trombone leads his popular band with Max Emmons trumpet and blues harmonica, and Bernie Holden reeds. The band plays mainly in the style of the legendary Bix Beiderbecke.
Miss this event? Never fear – Jazz&Jazz to the rescue!

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“Shades of Miles”at Olney Jazz Club 8.00pm Tuesday 3rd March …

A Touch of Magic with Paul Higgs
and the Chris Ingham Trio on the night plus a magical Olney Flash Back!

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Let Adrian Make Your Day with Clarinet Marmalade!

Adrian Cox (clarinet), Joe Webb (piano), Gethin Jones (drums), Simon Read (double bass).

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Jazz&Jazz Portraits of Father and Son, Barry and Emile… The Martyn Maestro Drummers

My visit to Mandeville’s Dew Drop Hall
back in 2010 was 
more than magical, 
it was golden
.

It was the inspiration for my jazz portraits posted over the years on Jazz&Jazz – nowadays somewhat superseded by my Jazz&Jazz YouTubes.

But more than that, it was my first opportunity to present to
Barry Martyn the fine art Giclée prints of a portrait I had
painted of him at The 100 Club in London, and of his son
Emile on drums, at “Jazz in the Barn” in Throwley, Kent, with
his “Fallen Heroes”.

Barry’s reaction? I will never forget it. He held up both portraits for the audience to see and declared “Peter has just given me these two remarkable portraits of myself and my son, Emile. Take a close look at them and you’ll see Emile is already going grey!”

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Jazz at The Walnut Tree with The Tenement Jazz Band

Down south from Edinburgh, the dynamic
Tenement Jazz Band are sure to liven up the
Walnut Tree’s Ellington Room with their
old style New Orleans music.

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As I get longer in the tooth…

I’m urged to recapture the interlude in my life when I delved into Art & Verse!

Midnight Light ©
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Sunday 9th February Lemsford Jazz Club Welcomes Back The Portobello Jazz Band

Live Jazz in the New Orleans tradition!

Sunday 9th February
1.00 – 4.00pm

A traditional New Orleans / Dixieland jazz band playing music from the 1920’s.

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