Christmas Eve December 24 Preview

To show that Cosmic Jazz has not forgotten that 2009 was the 7oth anniversary of Blue Note, Derek will present a Blue Note Christmas Party.  There is, however, a health warning: it will make you move and probably dance – definitely one for those in the party spirit.

There will be Latin bits from Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Dorham and Joe Henderson.  There will be Hammond organ from Jimmy McGriff and Jimmy Smith. Inevitably, there will be Hank Mobley, the epitome of the Blue Note sound, telling us what every jazz fan knows i.e. there is No Room for Squares.  At the end, there is the tune beloved of every jazz dancer from  Camden Town to Brighton, the uplifting and energising Moanin‘ by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Be there or be…

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