Jazz At Other Local Venues
This concert, a part of his seventieth birthday tour, was played at Colne Municipal Hall.
When I was deciding whether or not to go to Colne, I didn't think I could get excited
about a full night of Hot Club jazz. I need not have worried; this was a superb, varied
programme with a brilliant Stephane backed by excellent British musicians.
He was backed by Diz Disley and John Etheridge on guitars and Phil Bates on bass.
Diz Disley is not only a fine guitarist but his drawings, which appeared regularly in the Radio
Times, were top quality. John Etheridge, an ex-Soft Machine member, was the youngest
of the quartet and he played electric guitar. The third photograph is a relatively rare one
of Stephane playing piano. Altogether they are a reminder of a thoroughly good night.
photograph © derek woodall 1975 - 1996