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Brian Kellock & Dick Lee – Swing Sessions (Brian Kellock & Dick Lee)

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2023

Take a seat – Dick Lee’s bass clarinet did, eliciting mutterings from keys player Brian Kellock as its bell was supported eccentrically by a chair. Happy faces all around (nothing to do with the wine!) as we were led through a jolly hour of swing including Count Basie’s ‘Jumpin’ At The Woodside’ and Fats Waller’s ‘Blue Turning Grey Over You’. An elderly soprano saxophone instrument was the highlight of the show in ‘The Sheik Of Araby’ and Dick Lee, no slouch on the clarinet, flew up to the stars playing this old friend. Brian Kellock was “the rest of the band”, displaying excellent musicianship – no keyboard shortcuts here – the bass was fabulous throughout and his solos transported us back to headier days.

Valvona & Crolla, various dates until 23 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]