On Sunday evening we went to The Europa
in East Molesey to see the Urban Gin House jazz band. This time it was a quintet comprising Alan Brock (trumpet), special guest Dick Charlesworth (clarinet, tenor sax, pictured), Andrew Clancy (keyboard), Mike Bennett (string bass) and Mike Knipe (drums). Highlights with the base band were:
'Georgia on my Mind', to which we danced;
'Buddy Bolden's Blues', fine vocal by Alan.
Colin Lewry (keyboard) played during the breaks.
The guests from the audience came in three groups:
1) John Shepherd (pocket trumpet) playing 'Sherry' and 'New Orleans' (Dick's vocal).
2) Trevor Dockerill (tenor sax) and Peter Clancy (trombone) playing 'Autumn Leaves' and 'The World is Waiting for the Sunrise', music (Toronto 1918) by the concert pianist Ernest Seitz, who had conceived the refrain when he was 12. Embarrassed about writing popular music, Seitz used the pseudonym Raymond Roberts when the song was first published in 1919. Milion seller for Les Paul and Mary Ford.
3) Peter Clancy was then replaced on trombone by Peter Tallent playing 'Exactly Like You' and 'Black and Blue', words by Andy Razaf and Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks, Copyright ©1929.
The reason for exploring the origins of two numbers results from disagreements expressed by musicians and audience. I hope you're satisfied you rascals you !