Jazz in the Village – Saturday 1st October 2016

Lamplugh Village Hall was transformed, last Saturday evening, into a cabaret style Jazz Club where an audience of 44 were entertained by Edinburgh duo Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer.

Fresh from performing at the Edinburgh festival, Ian, switching between tenor and soprano saxophone, and Dominic, on keyboard, entertained us with a mixture of Ian’s own compositions and jazz standards. “Georgia”, “Smoke Gets in your Eyes” and “Fly me to the Moon” were perhaps the best known, while Ian’s compositions included “The Road to Melrose”, written after a memorable journey in the Scottish Borders, and “Khamsin” named after an Egyptian wind.

For those of us with only a passing interest in Jazz, a few additional well-known and faster tempo tunes might have been welcome, but you didn’t need to be an expert to appreciate two very accomplished musicians nor to be caught up in the atmosphere they created.

In closing proceedings, Committee Chairman Jane Davis spoke for us all when she thanked Ian and Dominic for a memorable evening of entertainment.