The Temperance Seven once again emerged from their Time Capsule to present another unforgettable evening of blistering jazz, japes, cock-ups and of course their own brand of deadpan delivery. Willy Entwistle was particularly outstanding on clarinet, alto-sax, penny-whistle and violin. It was also good to see FC Patrick Rixon back after being out for a few months representing the orchestra in the European Tarmac-diving Championships. Patrick came a game second to the reigning champion Scot Murdo McTripp.
A great night indeed and a special thanks to you, supporters of Grayshott Jazz Club, who, in spite of somewhat cramped conditions made for a very special atmosphere on the night.
This month’s Jazz Club special guest is Ray Wordsworth, trombone, who, incidentally has been deputising for Pat during his absence from the band. Below is some background about Ray.
Ray started playing trombone and piano at the age of eight and went professional on leaving school at 16. At 21 he joined Ken Mackintosh, then Sid Phillips, Joe Daniels, BBC Radio Band, Syd Lawrence, Geoff Love, Humphrey Lyttleton, Alex Welsh and many more. He has worked with artists including Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Mel Torme, Shirley Bassey and Jack Jones. Near the end of George Chisholm’s career, when he was too ill to play, George asked Ray to stand in for him on several broadcasts and he is still working with The Gentlemen of Jazz doing a tribute to George.
Dates for the diary
Tuesday 26th November – Jazz Club with special guest
Ray Wordsworth, trombone and vocals
Tuesday 17th December – Club Christmas Party 8pm Special guest TBA
Tuesday 7th January 2020 – Post Christmas Blues Concert TBA