Iain Cameron's Diary
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2011-08-25 - 8:51 a.m.
I went to the Jazz Market in Camden last night - this was the line-up:
JAMIE LEEMING TRIO
IKKI MACKENZIE & SIMON HENRY BAND
JW brought a lot of fans - the club was fuller than I had ever seen it. He performed with just an electric piano singing standards and originals in a jazz-pop tenor. The rest of the bands were gtr trios. I had seen Elephant Gun before - they are pretty good at what they do. The IMSH band were more expeirmenta; while Jamie Leeming had a string bass and a jazz rather than rock drummer. He had a great deal of fluency within the standard jazz repertoire.
The jam session was with the Jamie Leeming Trio plus the lead gtr from Elephant Gun. Unlike the previous jam I had been part of this one was all about standards and changes. I had been meaning to pracice these on the Dhorn and was rather regretting that I hadn t. There was another alto player. He called Stella by Starlight and Insensitive which I know well. There was a tune I didnt know but the bass player had the changes on his I-phone and I felt quite happy about that. For reasons I am not clear about I found standard changes very hard work - rhythm changes and the blues. I have got my Parker Omnibook out - I think that needs some hard work. The two guitarists were pretty hot in the jam.