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Barry Palser’s Super Six, Friday 11th August 2017

Band leader Barry Palser, playing trombone with his own band, the ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

It’s always our pleasure to announce that BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX will be here again at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent. Trombonist BARRY, also a great vocalist, has booked in ALLANLORD ARSENAL’ BRADLEY (trumpeter &vocals), TIM HUSKISSON (clarinet), TONY PITT (banjo &guitar), ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums).  They are back this Friday, 11th August 2017 It will be Keith’s birthday too (well, actually on Saturday, but then he always celebrates for much more than one day), so please come and join us and have some fun too..

Your hosts

Diane and Keith

Barry Palser’s Super Six, Friday 19th May 2017

Barry Palser at Farnborough Jazz Club 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

We are thrilled to tell you BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX are here with us again at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent this Friday, 19th May 2017 Trombonist BARRY, also a great vocalist, will be joined by GARY WOOD (trumpeter &vocals),  JOHN CROCKER (clarinet, tenor sax & vocals), TONY PITT (banjo &guitar), ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums).   That makes you all very lucky to be enjoying such talent in one place, so don’t miss them, make sure we are packed out.  Oh and repeating my words of last time – there are some pretty spectacular musicians in the world today, but each and every one of these guys can certainly match them any day.

KEEP JAZZ ‘LIVE’

Diane and Keith

‘New Orleans Heat’, Friday, 3rd March 2017

          Barry Grummet – Piano and Band Leader

Fabulous news for you.  We, at at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, have booked that well-known jazz band, ‘NEW ORLEANS HEAT’, to play here as part of their March 2017 tour.  They begin this tour with us on Friday, 3rd March 2017 They last appeared here July 2014 and we had so much fun with them then, that we are pleased they are travelling down and stopping off here again.  This is a highly popular 7-piece band and is led by BARRY GRUMMETT – on piano (from Loughborough).  He will be joined by RICHARD CHURCH on trumpet, ROGER BIRD on clarinet, DAVE VICKERS on trombone, ALAN BIRKENHEAD on banjo, MIKE BROAD on double bass and COLIN BUSHALL (from near Gloucester) on drums.  Yep, another great evening expected – certainly we don’t expect a quiet night aye!  Lots of dancing should be the ‘order of the evening’.  Oh – and we have a Shepherd Neame bar (with club prices), a friendly atmosphere and free parking.

Come and meet

Diane and Keith, your hosts.

Barry Palser’s Super Six, Friday 24th February 2017

Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, with Barry (trombone), John Crocker (reeds), Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), Tony Pitt (banjo), Andy Laurence (double bass) and John Tyson (drums) on 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX are sure to give us all the exciting music we crave for each week at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent.  So see you tonight – Friday, 24th February 2017.  BARRY, who plays trombone & vocals, has again joining him, PETE RUDEFORTH playing trumpet &vocals, with JOHN CROCKER playing clarinet, tenor sax &vocals, TONY PITT playing banjo &guitar, ANDY LAWRENCE playing double bass and JOHN TYSON playing drums.   Wowie, what a line-up aye!  There are some pretty spectacular musicians in the world today, but these guys can certainly match them anytime.

Now, you’ve got to join us two jazzers,

(Diane and Keith), haven’t you!

They start playing at 8:0pm – don’t miss their first number.

P.S.  Reminder – It is this Sunday, 3:00pm-6:00pm, 26th February that ‘4-In-A-Bar+1’, who play ‘smooth Dinner Jazz’, are appearing again at Ye Olde Whyte Lyon, Locks Bottom, Kent .  The musicians are John Lee (tenor), Tim Huskisson (piano), Roger Curphey (double bass), with Keith Grant (drums) and Diane, singing a few songs.  (Always the last Sunday of each month).  Why not book a roast lunch  (tel: 01689-852631) served between 12:00 & 5:00pm.

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 4th November 2016

Barry Palser (with his own band) at Farnborough Jazz Club, 27feb2015

Barry Palser (with his own band) at Farnborough Jazz Club, 27feb2015

BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX will be setting off their own fireworks with their display of music at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, Kent on Friday, 4th November 2016BARRY (trombone &vocals), will be joined by ALLAN ‘Lord Arsenal’ BRADLEY  (trumpet &vocals), JOHN CROCKER  (clarinet, tenor sax &vocals), JIM DOUGLAS (banjo &guitar),  ANDY LAWRENCE (double bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums).  I’m sure the evening will be as colourful as a whole lot of Roman Candles and will certainly be as exciting as the bangers that will be exploding all over the Country the following evening, but Barry’s Boys will give you dancing music as exciting as the Catherine Wheels seen.  So come and enjoy our ‘bonfire night’, you’ll certainly have a sparkling evening with our ‘Super Six’ and

Your hosts, Diane and Keith.

P.S.  So sorry, our landline has again been ‘out of order’ for over a week – I’m working on it!

P.P.S.  Also sorry, I have a lot of catching up on newsletters – it will take a while, just please be patient. Thanks,  Diane

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 15th July 2016

Oh happy day, we had the talented BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX back again at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on Friday, 15th July 2016Band leader BARRY, who plays trombone &vocals, had GARY WOOD on trumpet (Gary was last here 4th March with Jonny Boston’s Hot Jazz), plus  GOFF DUBBER on clarinet, TONY PITT on banjo, ANDY LAWRENCE on double bass and JOHN TYSON on drums.

'Barry Palser's Super Six' play at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2015. (LtoR) Barry Palser on trombone, Andy Lawrence on double bass, Gary Wood on trumpet, John Tyson on drums, Tony Pitt on drums and Goff Dubber on clarinet. Photo by Mike Witt.

‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’ play at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2015. (LtoR) Barry Palser on trombone, Andy Lawrence on double bass, Gary Wood on trumpet, John Tyson on drums, Tony Pitt on drums and Goff Dubber on clarinet. Photo by Mike Witt.

Band leader Barry Palser, playing trombone with his own band, the 'Barry Palser's Super Six', here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Band leader Barry Palser, playing trombone with his own band, the ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

I told you not to miss a minute of their playing and of course, you all turned up to enjoy Barry’s band.  Such a delight to have practically a full house.  Barry is such a great personality and we all love him!  Poor ol’ things though.  His wife, (sound engineer and roadie) Bridget, unfortunately broke her leg (way back in March) which hasn’t healed yet and has it in a brace.  As most of you know, Barry had a hip replacement – Bridget’s left leg and Barry’s right hip!  They want to know if there is somewhere they can sign up for a three-legged race please?  That’s musician’s humour for you – it has been hard for them, but they joke about it (like someone else I know (J)!)  Now to try and choose which numbers to tell you about (they were all good!)

Well, I’ll start the ball rolling with ‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’, because Barry played and sang it to Bridget (I think he might love her, don’t you think?).  Then Barry dedicated their next number to someone he played with many years ago – Stan (who has gone now) and that tune was ‘Hindustan’.  I wrote in my notes, ‘Rip Roaring and fab’ with lovely drumming from John and gave it three ticks, meaning brilliant!  I also gave three ticks to the next number, ‘As Long As I Live’.  The floor was packed with our line-dancing and just so much fun.  Keith said this was one of his favourites, reminding him of his ‘Steering Wheel Club’ days in Chelsea, because he used to play it all the time there.  ‘Hello Dolly’ was sung next by Barry and was the number to bring on the dancers – also a packed floor.

I must mention a lovely little family – Ann and Mike Witt’s family (our volunteer photographer), were visiting from Sidney, Australia.  Their young granddaughter, Jos’, danced to the next number ‘Route 66’, (sung by Gary).  In fact she danced to several numbers with her Mum, Karen, (with Dad – Andy – looking on, proudly). What lovely dancers they are too.  We have a wonderful picture of this, but it keeps loading up sideways (another Windows 10 quirk – I will work out what is wrong and add it at a later date).

Joc takes over with the raffle draw, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) UK on 15th July 2016. The band - 'Barry Palser's Super Six', Photo by (Granddad) Mike Witt.

Jos takes over with the raffle draw, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) UK on 15th July 2016. The band – ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’, Photo by (Granddad) Mike Witt.

 

 

 

Lovely Joc, with Diane enjoy dancing here at Farnborough Jazz Club, (Kent) UK on 15th July 2016, with jazz band 'Barry Palser's Super Six'. Joc' and her Mum, Dad & brother - Karen, Andy & Noah ) are here from Sidney, Australia, Photo by (Granddad) Mike Witt

Lovely Jos, with Diane enjoy dancing here at Farnborough Jazz Club, (Kent) UK on 15th July 2016, with jazz band ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’. Joc’ and her Mum, Dad & brother – Karen, Andy & Noah ) are here from Sidney, Australia, Photo by (Granddad) Mike Witt.

Goff Dubber (reed player) seen here singing, as one of 'Barry Palser's Super Six, here at the Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Goff Dubber (reed player) seen here singing, as one of ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six, here at the Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Then a ‘Jack Teagarden’ number ‘Music To Love By’ was a feature number for Goff, which he sang beautifully.  What lovely playing Goff – great banjo too Tony.  Oh I have missed off some wonderful tunes (nearly giving their whole repertoire away!)  However, I must mention Satchmo’s number, ‘Mac The Knife’, sung by Barry – what a number.  They all excelled, as they did with the next song, one of my favourite jazz numbers, ‘Christopher Columbus’, I could hear it played, time after time.

Goff Dubber playing clarinet as one of 'Barry Palser's Super Six', here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Goff Dubber playing clarinet as one of ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Goff Dubber playing alto sax, as one of 'Barry Palser's Super Six, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Goff Dubber playing alto sax, as one of ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Andy Lawrence playing double bass as one of 'Barry Palser's Super Six, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Andy Lawrence playing double bass as one of ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tony Pitt, playing banjo as one of 'Barry Palser's Super Six, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tony Pitt, playing banjo as one of ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Tyson playing drums, as one of 'Barry Palser's Super Six', here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Tyson playing drums, as one of ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’, here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

'Barry Palser's Super Six' playing at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. (LtoR) Gary Wood (trumpet), Andy Lawrence (double bass), John Tyson (drums) and just out of view -Tony Pitt (banjo), Goff Dubber (clarinet) and Barry Palser (trombone). Photo by Mike Witt.

‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’ playing at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 15th July 2016. (LtoR) Gary Wood (trumpet), Andy Lawrence (double bass), John Tyson (drums) and just out of view -Tony Pitt (banjo), Goff Dubber (clarinet) and Barry Palser (trombone). Photo by Mike Witt.

Then came a feature tune for Gary.  The number being ‘Fly Me To The Moon’.  Wow Gary, marvellous – say no more!  Now although there was another brilliant number in between, I’ll go to their last number When The Saints Go Marching In’ and as you can guess, it was a brilliant one to end the evening.  Everyone took a time leaving the club, as they were all ‘buzzing’ (still on a high).  Thank you ‘Super Six’, lovely stuff.

You ARE what keeps Jazz ‘Live’!

Your hosts, Diane & Keith.

P.S. Good news, our land-line is now working.

‘As Long as I Live’ – (m) Harold Arlen, (l) Ted Koehler (1934)
‘Christopher Columbus’ – Glen Miller, Joe Garland & Andy Razaf (1959)
‘Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)’ – Bart Howard (1954)
‘Hello Dolly’ – Jerry Herman (1964)
‘Hindustan’ – (m) Harold Weeks, (l) Oliver G Wallace (1917)
‘It’s Only A Paper Moon’ – (m) Harold Arlen, (l) E.Y. Harburg & Billy Rose (1933)
‘Mac The Knife’ (The Threepenny Opera) – (m) Kurt Weill, (l) Bertolt Brecht (1928) (translated Marc Blitzstein (1954)
‘Music To Love By’ – Leonard Feather (tbn)
‘Route 66’ – Bobby Troup (1946)
‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ – origins unknown -Derived from (m) James Milton Black (l) Katherine Purvis (1896) re-publ 1927

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 12th February 2016

BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX – what a band aye?  Yes, they did thrill us, as I predicted, here at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on Friday, 12th February 2016BARRY (trombone &vocals) had asked those wonderfully talented musicians to join him, namely ALLAN ‘LORD ARSENAL’ BRADLEY (trumpet &vocals), JOHN CROCKER (clarinet, tenor sax &vocals), TONY PITT (banjo), ALAN MORGAN (double bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums).

Barry Palser's Super Six play at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (LtoR) Barry Palser (trombone), Allan Morgan (double bass), Allan 'Lord Arsenal' Bradley (trumpet, John Tyson (drums), John Crocker (tenor sax) & Tony Pitt (banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry Palser’s Super Six play at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (LtoR) Barry Palser (trombone), Alan Morgan (double bass), Allan ‘Lord Arsenal’ Bradley (trumpet, John Tyson (drums), John Crocker (tenor sax) & Tony Pitt (banjo). Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry began the show by singing ‘All Of Me’ and if you don’t know how good he is, then it means you need to come and see his next show here on 15th July 2016!  ‘Bei Mir Bist Du Schon’ a brilliant number, with everyone taking solos superbly (John playing tenor sax).

Barry Palser on trombone seen here with his own band, 'Barry Palser's Super Six'  at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. Behind him is Alan Morgan (double bass) & John Tyson (drums).  Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry Palser on trombone seen here with his own band, ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. Behind him is Alan Morgan (double bass) & John Tyson (drums). Photo by Mike Witt.

Another great picture  of 'Barry Palser's Super Six's front line,  playing here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (LtoR) Barry Palser (trombone), Allan 'Lord Arsenal' Bradley (trumpet) & John Crocker (probably on tenor sax). Photo by Mike Witt.

Another great picture of ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’s front line, playing here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (LtoR) Barry Palser (trombone), Allan ‘Lord Arsenal’ Bradley (trumpet) & John Crocker (probably on tenor sax). Photo by Mike Witt.

Cracking front line of Barry Palser's Super Six playing here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (LtoR) Barry Palser (trombone), Allan 'Lord Arsenal' Bradley (trumpet), John Crocker (clarinet), plus John Tyson (drums). Photo by Mike Witt.

Cracking front line of Barry Palser’s Super Six playing here at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (LtoR) Barry Palser (trombone), Allan ‘Lord Arsenal’ Bradley (trumpet), John Crocker (clarinet), plus John Tyson (drums). Photo by Mike Witt.

Then Barry sang the next one, ‘I Want A Little Girl To Call My Own’. ‘Lord Arsenal’s bit of humour shined, when he interjected with a bit of ‘Porgy & Bess’ – wonderful.  The following tune was ‘Blue, Turning Grey’, with some lovely double bass from Alan (M).  My notes said John’s clarinet playing was nice and strong, mellow too!  Now how about ‘China Town’, John laughed at our line-dancing to this number, so does that mean we’re ready for the Palladium John? – he he.  Barry sang it, with some great solos from everyone, especially the engine boys, John (T), Tony and Alan (M).

John Tyson plays drums, one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 12th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Tyson plays drums, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 12th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tony Pitt plays banjo as one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tony Pitt plays banjo as one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Alan Morgan plays double bass as one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (also John Tyson on drums) Photo by Mike Witt.

Alan Morgan plays double bass as one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. (also John Tyson on drums) Photo by Mike Witt.

Then I do want to mention ‘Riverboat Shuffle’ being composed by Hoagy, fabulous – no notes, I know I was dancing!  They also played ‘The Clouds Will Soon Go By’, which was sung by ‘Lord Arsenal’ – another fabulous voice.  Here’s just a little ‘tit-bit’ of info for you.  One of the composers, Harry Woods was born without fingers on his left hand, but his mother encouraged him to play piano – brilliant aye!

John Crocker plays tenor sax, one of  'Barry Palser's Super Six' at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016.  Also (hidden) John Tyson on drums and Tony Pitt on banjo. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Crocker plays tenor sax, one of ‘Barry Palser’s Super Six’ at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. Also (hidden) John Tyson on drums and Tony Pitt on banjo. Photo by Mike Witt.

Allan 'Lord Arsenal' Bradley plays trumpet for Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Allan ‘Lord Arsenal’ Bradley plays trumpet, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 12th February 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

John, on clarinet, played a beautiful intro to ‘Old Rugged Cross’ and then followed on with a feature song ‘S’Wonderful’ on tenor sax, to which the audience screamed their appreciation.  Keith yelled out “don’t scream too much, they’ll want paying more”.  How about ‘Dr Jazz’?  What a fabulous effort by everyone, Barry on trombone, John (C) on clarinet, ‘Lord Charlton, oh I mean Arsenal’ on trumpet, Tony on banjo, Alan (M) on double bass and John (T) on drums, well they ALL need a mention, they ALL make up ‘the magnificent six’, Oh, I mean ‘Super Six’.  You can tell I love them, can’t you!  It IS WHAT MAKES ‘LIVE’ JAZZ WORTH IT.

Diane and Keith

‘All of Me’ – Gerald Marks & Seymour Simons (1931)
‘Bei Mir Bist Du Shon’ – (m) Sholom Secunda, (l) Jacob Jacobs (1932). Re-written by Sammy Cahn &Saul Chaplin (1937)
‘Blue, Turning Grey Over You’ – (m) Fats Waller, (l) Andy Razaf (1929)
‘Chinatown, My Chinatown’ – (m) Jean Schwartz, (l) William Jerome (1910)
‘Dr Jazz’ – Joe ‘King’ Oliver & Walter Melrose (1926)
‘I Want A Little Girl To Call My Own’ – (m) Murray Mencher, (l) Bill Moll (1930)
 ‘Riverboat Shuffle’ – (m) Hoagy Carmichael, (l) Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish & Dick Voynow (1924)
‘S’Wonderful’ – (m) George Gershwin, (l) Ira Gershwin (1927)
‘The Clouds Will Soon Go By’ – Harry Woods & George ‘Funky’ Brown (pseudonym of Billy Hill) (1932)
‘The Old Rugged Cross’ – George Bennard (1912)

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 11th September 2015

BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX, entertained us again at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on Friday, 11th September 2015. Well, that was certainly an understatement, because they were all tremendous. BARRY, on trombone &vocals, was joined by PETE RUDEFORTH on trumpet, JOHN CROCKER on clarinet & tenor sax, TONY PITT on banjo and JOHN TYSON on drums. Unfortunately, HARVEY WESTON couldn’t make it. However, Barry managed to get the brilliant ANDY LAURENCE (with his double bass), to hotfoot over to join us.

Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, with Barry (trombone), John Crocker (reeds), Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), Tony Pitt (banjo), Andy Laurence (double bass) and John Tyson (drums) on 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, with Barry (trombone), John Crocker (reeds), Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), Tony Pitt (banjo), Andy Laurence (double bass) and John Tyson (drums) on 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Phew, what a band – John (C) was 35yrs with The Chris Barber Band, with Pete still currently playing with them. John (C)  has also played for Elton John, plus guested with Kenny Ball and Ken Colyer Trust Bands. Also, Pete’s career has  included working with such bands as  Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Temperance Seven and George Melley, just to mention a few.   Tony has played with Alex Walsh, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Alan Elsdon, Mike Cotton, Phil Mason, Laurie Chescoe and Terry Lightfoot Bands and, of course, Andy was also with the latter Band.

BarryPalser at Farnborough Jazz Club 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry Palser (presents his Super Six Band) at Farnborough Jazz Club 11sep2015.                 Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry, who has always run his own band, is such a strong and likeable character and has always produced the best out of his ‘Stars’.   He also has a special ‘extra’ that gives him a band to be proud of and that is Bridget, his wife.  I believe Bridget travels to all the gigs, helping with the sound equipment and makes sure everything runs smoothly.  Quite an asset.

Now to get back to the evening.  It was so hard to choose what to mention, from so many wonderful tunes (I don’t like to give a band’s complete repertoire away for playing at other places).

Anyway, our evening began with that rousing popular tune, ‘Bourbon Street Parade’, a must to mention. Another fabulous number to add is ‘Black and Blue’ – oh wow, so beautifully played.

John Crocker (clarinet), Tony Pitt (banjo) and John Tyson (drums) - three of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on 11Sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Crocker (clarinet), Tony Pitt (banjo) and John Tyson (drums) – three of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on 11Sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Then John (C) sang ‘All Of Me’,  obviously he did it proud. Not to be out-done came Pete singing ‘Nagasaki’,  Actually, I shouldn’t have said that, because no one tries to outdo anybody! We then had John (C) performing his special – ‘Honeysuckle Rose’, yes a honey of a performance (John mentioned it was his second favourite tune, his first being ‘happy birthday’ ha.) As it happened, we had two birthday boys in the audience! The next number was requested by one of them (Bob), being ‘Kate Walking Baby’, sung by Barry. He apologised to me for not being able to perform it as well as he had done in the past, in other words, legs akimbo, much to our audiences’ laughter, but he can’t get his legs too far off the ground now-a-days. We all did our line-dance to the next song, being ‘Riverboat Shuffle’ (originally named ‘Freewheeling’). So many of us joined in this week, including male participants (much to the enjoyment/amusement of one chap’s other half).

Giants play at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 11sep2015. John Crocker (clarinet) and Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), with John Tyson (drums) on 11th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Giants play at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 11sep2015. John Crocker (clarinet) and Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), with John Tyson (drums) on 11th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Next came Pete’s special, which was ‘Stardust’. He plays a beautiful trumpet and we heard some superb banjo solos from Tony too. ‘Ace In The Hole’ is one that is always loved by our audience – joining in with such gusto (I think even Pete was surprised at this and enjoyed hearing us all).  We also enjoyed the next number, ‘Mama Don’t ‘low’. Everyone excelled with playing their solos and this is when I can give special mention to the ‘engine boys’. The exciting drums of John (T) – wow – and of course Andy on d.bass – tremendous and of course Tony on banjo. They tagged on a bit of ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ for a little bit of fun. I know I have mentioned too many of their tunes (sorry Barry, but you did sing it – Satchmo style)), but I must mention your last number, ‘What a Wonderful World’ and yes, you were all given such an ovation. No wonder these guys were chosen to play with our famous bands, they are all individually brilliant themselves.

Andy Laurence (d.bass) plays for Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough JC, Kent 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Andy Laurence (d.bass) plays for Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough JC, Kent 11sep2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

I said I was really looking forward to Friday, as had I missed the band the last time they were here, (said I had actually missed three weeks, which hadn’t happened in 25yrs). Well I hadn’t missed it. However, I have decided to complete newsletters as they come, beginning with this week and then backtrack on the others, otherwise I shall begin to lose the plot. I am starting to get forgetful (I get Keith to tell me his name everyday – ha). Actually, I do believe it is due more to doing too much and hopefully not due to old age, well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

Keep jazz ‘live’ and you also help keep yourselves young too.

Your hosts, Diane and Keith

‘Ace in the Hole’ – Louis Panico & Elmer Schoebel (1926)
‘All Of Me’ – (m&l) Gerald Marks & Seymour Simons (1931)
‘Black and Blue’ – (m) Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller & Harry Brooks, (l) Andy Razaf (1929)
‘Bourbon Street Parade’ – Paul Barbaran (1949)
‘Cake Walkin’ Babies’ – (m) Chris Smith & Clarence Williams, (l) Henry Troy (1925)
‘Honeysuckle Rose’ – (m) Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, (l) Andy Razaf (1929)
‘Mama Don’t ‘low’ – American Folk Song
‘Nagasaki’ – (m) Harry Warren, (l) Mort Dixon (1928)
‘Stardust’ – (m) Hoagie Carmichael, (l) Mitchell Parish (1928)
‘What a Wonderful World’ – (m&l) George David Weiss & Bob Theile (1967)

 

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 19th June 2015

We were thrilled to bring you BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX for your enjoyment at Farnborough Jazz Club (BR6 7BB) on Friday, 19th June 2015BARRY (trombone&vocls) had booked ALLAN (Lord Arsenal) BRADLEY (trumpet/vocals), TIM HUSKISSON (clarinet), TONY PITT (banjo), HARVEY WESTON (d.bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums).

Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent (Barry, trombone, Allan 'Lord Arsenal' Bradley,trumpet, Tim Huskisson, reeds, Tony Pitt, banjo, Harvey Western, d.bass & John Tyson) 19June2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent (Barry, trombone, Allan ‘Lord Arsenal’ Bradley,trumpet, Tim Huskisson, reeds, Tony Pitt, banjo, Harvey Western, d.bass & John Tyson) 19June2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

I said they would be lovely jubbly and I wasn’t wrong. They began the evening with Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Darktown Strutters Ball’, what a ‘hot’ starter for ten. Followed on with Scott Joplin’s ‘Ole Miss Rag’, (referring to the Mississippi River and brilliantly played without a piano), then ‘Aint Misbehaving’, another terrific one, with plenty of dancing by everyone showing their appreciation. We knew you were in for some excitement. We certainly enjoyed our line-dance, sorry I didn’t manage to write the tune down, because I was having so much fun.

‘His Lordship’ sang the next number, ‘Back in Your Old Back Yard’ in his usual super brilliance. I remember they all put different hats on, when they played ‘Exactly Like You’, for a little fun and then Barry sang a Tommy Dorsey hit, ‘Music, Maestro, Please’. Now there’s a nice romantic one to dance to.

Tim Huskisson, reeds, one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015

Tim Huskisson, reeds, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Allan 'Lord Arsenal' Bradley, trumpeter, one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on 19jun2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Allan ‘Lord Arsenal’ Bradley, trumpeter, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on 19jun2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Of course I just loved the next number, being Tim’s special, ‘Running Wild’ – I loved Marilyn Monroe singing it, (I’m sure you male species loved her performing it in the film, ‘Some Like It Hot’ aye?), although Django Reinhardt’s version is a knock-out one too).

Harvey Western (d.bass), one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19jun2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Harvey Western (d.bass), one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19jun2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tony Pitt,(banjo) & John Tyson (drums),, two of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015, Photo by Mike Witt.

Tony Pitt,(banjo) & John Tyson (drums),, two of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015, Photo by Mike Witt.

 

 

 

 

Glowing drummer John Tyson, one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015

Glowing drummer John Tyson, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent on 19th June 2015. Photo By Mike Witt.

I have to say they all played their socks off the whole evening, but I must give special mention to the drum solo by John (with his wonderful iridescent drum sticks too!) with ‘Everybody Loves My Baby’, fantastic.

Glowing drummer John Tyson, one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

3. Glowing drummer John Tyson, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

21.Glowing drummer John Tyson, one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015

2. Glowing drummer John Tyson, one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19June2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 19jun2015

Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, 19jun2015.                               Photo by Mike Witt

Barry sung the last number ‘Deed I Do’ to complete another wonderful evening of jazz, sending us all home on a high and all looking forward to their next date here on 11th September 2016.

Diane and Keith

‘Aint Misbehaving’ – (m) Fats Waller, Harry Brooks, (l) Andy Razaf (1929)
‘Back In Your Old Back Yard’ – (m&l) Al Jolson, Dave Dreyer & Billy Rose (1927)
‘Deed I Do’ – W. Hirsch & F. Rose (1926)
‘Darktown Strutters Ball’ – Hoagy Carmichael (1917)
‘Everybody Loves My Baby’ – (m) Spencer Williams, (l) Jack Palmer (1924)
‘Exactly Like You’ – Jimmy McHugh, (l) Dorothy Fields (1930)
‘Music Maestro Please’ – (m) Allie Wrubel, (l) Herb Magidson (1938)
‘Ole Miss Rag’ – W.C. Hanley (1916)
‘Running Wild’ – (m) A. Harrington Gibbs, (l) Joe Grey & Leo Woods (1922)

Barry Palser’s Super Six, 27th February 2015

BARRY PALSER’S SUPER SIX were all here at our Farnborough Jazz Club on Friday, 27th February 2015

Trombonist Barry Palser seen here (with his own band) at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 27th February 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Trombonist Barry Palser seen here (with his own band) at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 27th February 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

BARRY (trombonist) booked ALLAN ‘LORD ARSENAL’ BRADLEY (trumpet), TIM HUSKISSON (reeds), TONY PITT (banjo), HARVEY WESTON (d.bass) and JOHN TYSON (drums). Unfortunately, I cannot find my notes of the evening (I can hear you – “bonehead”. Keith can think of another word, but won’t tell me!). However, here are the photos taken by Mike Witt during that evening. I shall return with the write-up when the notes show up.

Diane and Keith

P.S.  please go to ‘Tributes’ and ‘Leslie Baguley’.  I have added a lovely email received from Sandi McMenamin B Mus of Australia.

Allan 'Lord Arsenal' Bradley (trumpet), with Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough JC 27Feb2015

Allan ‘Lord Arsenal’ Bradley (trumpet), with Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough JC 27Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt

Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent (Barry, (trombone), Allan 'Lord Arsenal' Bradley (trumpet), Tim Huskisson (reeds), Tony Pitt (banjo), Harvey Western, (d.bass) & John Tyson (drums) 127Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent (Barry, (trombone), Allan ‘Lord Arsenal’ Bradley (trumpet), Tim Huskisson (reeds), Tony Pitt (banjo), Harvey Western, (d.bass) & John Tyson (drums) 127Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

 

 

Tim Huskisson plays tenor sax with Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 27Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tim Huskisson plays tenor sax with Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 27Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tim Huskisson plays clarinet (Tony Pitt in background) with Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 27Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt. 27Feb2015

Tim Huskisson plays clarinet (Tony Pitt in background) with Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 27Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt. 27Feb2015

Tony Pitt (banjo) and John Tyson (drums), two of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 27 February 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tony Pitt (banjo) and John Tyson (drums), two of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club on 27 February 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Western (d.bass), one of Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 27Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Harvey Western (d.bass), one of Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 27Feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Tyson, drummer with Barry Palser's Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent , 27feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Tyson, drummer with Barry Palser’s Super Six at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent , 27feb2015. Photo by Mike Witt.