Best of British Jazz, King's Lynn

Six elder statesmen of the jazz world displayed all the talent which has made them so revered to the delight of a large audience of jazz cognescenti at King's Lynn Corn Exchange.

By ALISON CROOSE

Six elder statesmen of the jazz world displayed all the talent which has made them so revered to the delight of a large audience of jazz cognescenti at King's Lynn Corn Exchange.

The Best of British is no idle boast for this highly accomplished sextet – Don Lusher (trombone), Digby Fairweather (trumpet and cornet), Ronnie Verrell (drums), Roy Willox (alto saxophone and clarinet), Lennie Bush (bass) and Brian Lemon (piano).

They share a rare vintage, each an acknowledged master of their instrument, and their collaboration is a testimony to their musical camaraderie.

Each member shared the limelight and their superb technique was much appreciated in numerous solos.

The performance was a celebration of grey power in the jazz world. These gentlemen of jazz retain a great appetite for performing.

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They selected some great numbers with which to display their talents. It Don't Mean a Thing If You Ain't Got That Swing. Duke Ellington's Creole Love Call and Cotton Tail and Fats Waller's standard Ain't Misbehavin were among the gems.

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