3TC: In the Strings of the Harp

From the year 2011 for several years the Harp "International" Hotel in Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton held a modern Jazz evening on a Wednesday evening. The Harp was already established as a venue for Traditional Jazz thanks to the long term presence of Jazz Club 90 who used the pub aa their venue for the best … Continue reading 3TC: In the Strings of the Harp

FOWC: Art Failure

Fandango's One Word Challenge: BounceThis rather awful cover adorn a 1957 released album by bassist Curtis Counce. Apparently album is a good mix of cool jazz and hard bop but doesn't seem to have had a recent re-release- assuming of course the cover art hasn't been replaced by something more tasteful. Or perhaps copies of … Continue reading FOWC: Art Failure

Cattin’ It at the Wild Pig- Gig Report for the Chicago Swing Katz 10th November 2019

Sunday the 10th November marked a rare Sunday evening off for me so I was able to dash across town and catch the Chicago Swing Katz gig at the Wild Pig in Meole Brace, the audience was a little thinner on the ground then I expected, but the inclement weather probably didn’t offer much encouragement, … Continue reading Cattin’ It at the Wild Pig- Gig Report for the Chicago Swing Katz 10th November 2019