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The sun shone on Marsden again today as day 3 of the Marsden Jazz Festival got under way. I arrived in the village about 10.45 just in time to catch the Shelley Music Centre Big Band get ready to play. Some final adjustments to music stands and they were in flight………..
My favourite was when they launched into Joe Zawinuls “Birdland” which was effectively the theme tune of possible the greatest ever the jazz-rock group, Weather Report.
I was particularly impressed with the guitar and bass playing and the cool dude on lead guitar (a Gretsch no less) sporting a very 70s hairstyle.
The music was very well received by a small but very appreciative audience.
After listening to the band for about half and hour I decided to wander…
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