Carruthers

Jam Session Review for 20th March 2022

Carruthers, as long time readers of the Jammers Newlsetter might recall, didn't like it one little bit - the natives were getting restless and it was way too quiet.

Which is one way of explaining how so few jammers turned up last week that they all got plenty of playing time; and presumably won't tell their friends (if they still have any) so the same fortuitous circumstance may recur (see Footnote 1 below...).

So Gentleman John Curtis fronted with his stick bass, then got on the piano when Steve Martin turned up. Who proceeded to play, again, rather better than his stints at the Challis Street Fandango would suggest he is capable of.

(see footnote 2)

Michael and Roger, reliably, filled the guitar spot, Martin Clifton then the Hurch on drums. The Good Captain and Laurie on sax followed Roger C while Jane continued to work her way through her Newport set list to good effect.

The Debster in fine form, then, towards the end of the day, Amy from behind the bar put up Natural Woman , followed by an uptempo take on Summertime which worked rather well.

Which would have scored song of the day except for Mr Hirsch's rendition of Sunny Side of the Street - swing the thing and he can really belt it good.

All this before we elected to pull the stumps, sink the last Carlton Daft and pack up before Sala got there. Not many natives to be restless, and Carruthers would have had some pretty good music to listen to...

Toodlepip!

Footnote 1 The Jack Morris Memorial could put paid to their dastardly scheme

Footnote 2 Sadly, there is no award for the worst syntax, grammar and construction ever, because if there was, that sentence would be a contender...



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