Tag Archives: double bass

A couple of photos from hymn’s first concert, Plink Plonk series, Norwich, 27 March

… with the medieval St Peter Mancroft church and the Norman keep of Norwich Castle as a striking backdrop to the music …

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Joey Herzfeld Trio, Norwich live footage, January 2017

Here is a video taken by Richard Shashamané of one of the Norwich bands I’m now in, Joey Herzfeld Trio, from a gig earlier this month. The song, ‘Play with fire’, is one of Joey’s (voice & accordion), and the third band member is Chris Dowding (trumpet). Thank you, Richard (whose YouTube channel you can find here, by the way).

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Swerve Trio, live, 2015, ‘Willow weep for me’

Here, from January 2015, is a live version of the 1932 ballad written by by Ann Ronell, ‘Willow weep or me’. I’ve always loved the song via Billie Holiday, and wanted to include it in the Swerve setlist. The bassline-cum-arrangement I’d come up with years ago (I mean c. 1986 or so), when I played a duet gig with my dad in Norwich—baritone sax and double bass—in an art gallery, and he pulled this number up. It sounded great with the bari, and the line stayed in my head over the decades until Swerve, where I hoped it would work with the soprano.

 

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