Journalist Barb Travis writes...
What a coup on Bastille Day…...the one on Wed. 14th July 2010
I mean, at the Brisbane Jazz Club, magically situated on the banks of the Brisbane River…..or was it the Seine?
Berets and “French dressing” abounded in the packed house adorned with blue, white and red streamers, flags and Eiffel towers.
The Janet Seidel Trio completed the Club’s transformation with their polished renditions of “Les Chansons de Paris” ‘celebrating all things French’. The Trio began the evening at 7.30pm with l love Paris. Smoothly accompanying herself on piano, Janet wowed the audience with her inimitable pure voice singing, mostly in French, many popular songs written and performed by French artists Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Maurice Chavalier, Yves Montand, Charles Trenet and Michel LeGrand.
Songs, linked by her relaxed, informative chats, included La Vie en Rose, Nuages, I Will Wait for You, C’est Si Bon, A Man and a Woman, C’est Magnifique and Le Accordioniste. Michel LeGrand’s ‘Spinning Wheel’ perked along at a samba tempo.
David Seidel on bass and Chuck Morgan on guitar and ukulele gave attentive, subtle support and took some brilliant solos during the evening which came to an end so early it seemed, at 10.30pm…………but we had to consider the neighbours who chose to live across the road from the Jazz Club and who may be disturbed by Janet’s raucous, thumping trio……………..?!!
Rod, Sue Lakin and I travelled 200km that night and had a ball…….Do come again Janet!!
BJC Member Barbara Travis.