chronicle: April 2010

In a converted snooker club in Stoke Newington, The Blowpipes belted out a Perez Prado mambo and much besides. Also starring were Stefano Kalonaris  and Andy Woolf on clarinet and guitar, not necessarily in that order, and  the finely-wrought oddpop miniatures of Dog Eat Dog Biscuit.

In a mixed bag of Dave Silk’s house-band jazz standards with special guests such as Dave Moses, whose double bass seemed to have contracted to the size of a ukulele, trombone poetry bounced the odd poem off the Monday regulars in Mycenae House, somewhere in Blackheath.

Trombone poetry then went way out west to The Ram Jam Club in Kingston upon Thames for a joint gig with 1224 Project: Dylan Kay on guitar, long-lost sparring partner Leslee Booth on bass, and David Bouet on drums. This was a first: trombone poetry followed 1224’s first set, and the trombone pitched in with the trio during their second set.

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