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Quiet Little Jam

Jam Session Review for 10th December.

After the appalling racket of the week before, and, come to that of the 1,008 jam sessions before that, last week's jam was...err, quite noice. So innocuous was the jazz, and I use that term loosely, that one might struggle to remember who did what, and with what, and to whom. And, if one might be so bold, why.

The Festival Committee held a kerbside meeting, so we started late, and skipped the opening guitar extravaganza. Nobody complained. A brief blast from a Brazilian saxophonist from New Zealand called Bruce, Pablo or something else, was a bit of a highlight - Corcovado, Blue Bossa and whatever else, done at lightning pace. I didn't catch his name, and if Dora Trout was taking notes, could we have them back, please.

So... onward and outward. This week's Jam Session will be the last at the Palais De Plonk. Steve and Penny have been so traumatised by the jazz they are moving well out of earshot. The Jammers are now looking for another place, and the Victorian Wine Centre is, as of Christmas, no more... so:


The Jammers Notoriously Unreliable Pre Christmas Bash

Sunday 17th December, at the Victorian Wine Centre, 22 Armstrong Street, 2.00pm start, finish when we're done..

Readers of this august organ are cordially invited to drop in on our last Jam Session for the Year.

Particularly welcome are

  • Those who have played at a jam during 2024 (that is around  70 musicians if we use that term as inclusively as possible)

  • Those who have not played at a jam since, well.. ever really (***) 

  • Those who have been meaning to come to a jam, but have not got round to it yet

  • All the musos who turned up but didn't bring their instrument (probably at least 20 - this is more common than you might think!)

  • Those who read the Newsletter, (about 3)

  • Those who just look at the pictures, (at least 4)

  • Any one else (****)

(*) Notable session: Dora Trout will be taking the notes. In case you don't know who Dora Trout is, neither do we...

(**) The Standard Varied: I am indebted to POCKOTL for pointing out that the Jammers have standards, above which we will not rise.

(***)  I've googled this and it would be  7,888,999,930 if Google is accurate, which of course it isn't.  And in saying that, I am not entirely sure that not saying Google isn't accurate isn't accurate. 

(****) Any one else: If no-one turns up, we will simply play Little Sunflower until the audience cracks and someone calls the Fire Brigade, the Noise Abatement Society, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Audiences, and the nearest retirement village to see if there any vacancies


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