Monday, February 08, 2016

Lost in Some Fine Music And A Far From Common Cold.


I woke up this morning to find myself lost in what the Good Lady Wife has diagnosed as a common cold, but what I am reasonably sure is  accute rhinovirus with sinusitis, bronchitis and gastrointestinal canine distemper (I blame Lucy for the latter). Before it struck I was able to enjoy a fine night out on Saturday at a new Huddersfield jazz venue - Jazz at the Keys. The gigs are being organised by my good mate, Ben Crosland, and the opening gig featured guests Dave O'Higgins and Steve Waterman along with Ben and his trio.

Ben had asked myself and my daughter-in-law, Heather, to take photos of the session which it was a delight to do. We finished up taking about 150 during the gig - the one above was one of Heather's, and the one below was one of mine.


The Keys Restaurant is situated in the stone vaults of Huddersfield Parish Church and makes a wonderful venue for jazz. If Saturday was anything to go by, it will go from strength to strength over the coming months.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, when you say cave you do mean cave. Both of my kids were in Jazz Band at school and we heard contest pieces for quite a few years, with ourselves waking in the morning hearing a certain jazz piece. Both photos are great. I tend to take lots of shots to make my choices to be the best of the bunch.

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  2. Great shots from entirely different points of view. I a jazz youngster here; she blows a pretty hot trumpet. I only know to leave my hearing aids at home when I go to a performance.

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  3. Very many thanks for all your hard work in documenting this gig. The photographs are fantastic and really capture the atmosphere of the night.

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  4. Looks like you had a great time...I'm sorry to hear you're feeling poorly. Best to you.

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  5. The jazz sounds like it's going to be first class. I hope the cold isn't first class.

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  6. I have to say, in terms of composition and lighting, your daughter-in-law has it.

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  7. I bet the sound is great inside those stone walls! I hope you recover soon and I doubt that Lucy has anything to do with your illness:)

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