Featuring Treasured Jazz&Jazz YouTubes: “Davenport Blues”

Part 1 in a New Series Featuring


Jazz&Jazz YouTubes


Alan Gresty and Tony Pitt

Over the past three years I have travelled far and wide filming jazz bands and musicians at various venues including clubs, festivals, theatres and special events. In that time I have produced around 1,500 videos from which I have so far created well over 700 YouTubes. When time permits I enjoy browsing through them on my Jazz & Jazz YouTube Site.

But rather than just keep them stored there I’ve decided on a new series of periodical Jazz&Jazz  posts featuring a selection of my favourites. Not necessarily based on video quality – top quality isn’t easyily achievable at crowded jazz venues – but on the shere enjoyment of the performances, the music, the appreciation of the fans, and the energy, enthusiasm and rapport of the
musicians and bands.

To begin with, here is a rather special rendition of “Davenport Blues” filmed when Barry Palser and His Savoy Jazz Band were at The Peartree Jazz Club, Welwyn Garden City, back in 2013.  It features Alan Gresty (Cornet), Tony Pitt (Banjo) & Peter Baker (Double Bass). Watch out for Tony’s banjo solo. The Peartree Jazz Club was run by Brian Smith (aka “Smiffy”) but the publicans later asked Smiffy to “move on” and he now runs The Lemsford Village Jazz Club
just outside Welwyn Garden City.

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Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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

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