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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Deep Blue Trio


The trio gig on Sept. 18th went very well.

I was there with Chantale Morin and Sebastian Pellerin
on bass. Chantale is great pianist and sounded wonderful
on the House of Jazz new grand piano. This show was
more melodic and musical. Sebastian played some great
bass solos. We did a great version of St. James Infirmary.
There were some people from New Orleans in the crowd
who loved it. Came up and gave us a tip!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Uptown Blues at Upstairs-Johnny Beaudine and Deep Blue

Deep Blue did it's show at Upstairs on the 23rd. We pulled off what we said
we'd do. Sage and Bucky provided a rock solid rhythm section and Peter Mika
had one of his hottest nights in a long time.

What we said we'd do is work the ground where blues and jazz meet. The
other goal was authentically mix different eras of jazz.

We did some classic jazz and some classic Chicago Blues. The upright bass
and Bucky's superb drumming gave both the blues and jazz a tight solid
sound. The blues tunes had an early Chess records sound, like with
Willie Dixon on upright bass.

Peter was channeling Count Basie. I should buy hin a yachting cap.
The old man handled his chores on vocals and horn. On the jazz side
quite a few of the tunes were kickin'. "Night and Day" was so solid
we ended the second set with it. didn't intend too but the song was
so solid.

The staff at Upstairs was great to us and we're ready to ge back.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Warning!

This is from the nineteen twenties:
ABOLISH JAZZ MUSIC
Abolish FOX-TROT, ONE-STEP, TODDLE, SHIMMY
or any form of dancing or any position which permits the gentleman to walk directly
 in front of his partner.
There lay ruin:
When you are told that boys and girls of the age when sex impulses run hottest, when judgment has not been developed, when will and knowledge to combat strange and new desires are absent, and when supervision is either lacking entirely or is superficial—when you are told that youth of both sexes— can mingle in close embrace with bosoms and abdomens in friction and with limbs intertwined, and survive the experience without mental, moral and physical pollution, you know the teller LIES.