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Misc, Other Dame Judy Dench - Send in the Clowns

kevgermany

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Stunning! Another side that we never see....

 
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Sunray

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Doh! I was expecting her to be playing Bari ... :sax: - :)))

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Thanks - That was a nice find Kev ... :thumb:
 

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I saw Dame Judi when she performed this in the revivial of A Little Night Music at the Olivier in London, around 1995. Sian Phillips among other distinguished actors, was also in the cast. Dame Judi has captivating stage presence.
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kevgermany

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Rhys, those keycups are rather distinctive. But I have to confess 'no idea'. Do tell.
 

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That's a serious ding in the C key! Of course on ebay it would be described as a minor ding with no effect on playability!

Seriously, it does look awfully familiar - but can't place it. All credit to the art directors and prop boys on the movie though - in most movies they'd have given her the cheapest chinese sax they could find and put the mouthpiece on upside down! Mind you the writer - Alan Plater - is a serious jazz buff. Check out his Biederbecke series for some great jazz composed for the films by Frank Ricotti and featuring Kenny Baker - check out "Live at the Limping Whippet". He also gave Tubby Hayes his first (only?) part in a BBC play, collaborated a lot with Alan Barnes and was a great supporter (in hard times) of the great Joe Harriott.
 

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Mind you the writer - Alan Plater - is a serious jazz buff. Check out his Biederbecke series for some great jazz composed for the films by Frank Ricotti and featuring Kenny Baker - check out "Live at the Limping Whippet". He also gave Tubby Hayes his first (only?) part in a BBC play, collaborated a lot with Alan Barnes and was a great supporter (in hard times) of the great Joe Harriott.
I saw a Jazz Opera on Lester Young's life called 'Prez' in 1985 (I think) at the Hull Truck Theatre. Music by Bernie Cash with libretto by Alan Plater who both jointly directed. It had a great band with Stan Robinson on saxes, Dave Cliff on guitar and Bernie Cash on double bass. Bernie Cash also produced a book of Lester Young transcriptions at the same time.

I also remember enjoying Alan Plater's novel 'Misterioso' which was adapted into a TV film that was OK, but not up to the standard of the Beiderbecke series.

And did you know that great baritone sax player Ronnie Ross (member of Matt Bianco, sax solo on 'Walk on the Wild Side') played bass sax on the Beiderbecke series soundtrack, along with the great Kenny Baker ?

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You should try to find his autobiography - Doggin around. One penny on Amazon UK - sadly Mysterioso is 24 quid! Though a Geordie, he went to university in Hull - hence the connection. I didn't see a lot of the stuff he did for the BBC as I haven't lived in the UK since 1977 - but did catch the Biederbecke trilogy when I was living in Australia for a few years.

I didin't realise Ronnie Ross was on the CD of the music from Biederbecke series. Playing as I'm typing!
 

kevgermany

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Thanks Rhys. We watched the video. I still couldn't work it out. Was going to post and ask, but you beat me to it.
 
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