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‘Pretty Eyes’ played by Caught in the Act!

Caught in the Act! in rehearsal.

Here’s our version of Horace Silver’s 1965 tune, Pretty Eyes.

We hope you enjoy this exciting jazz waltz, based on Dee Dee Bridgwater’s 1995 recording from her album, Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver.

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Recorded at home in 2021 and featuring the band’s new line-up. Introducing Malcolm Hornby (piano) with Ann Craig (flute), Ashley Thomas (sax), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Frank Morgan (bass) and Simon Atkinson (drums).

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Building Bridges played by Caught In The Act!

We were so happy to be able to include this bonus track on our recent CD, ‘A Smooth One’.
After recording all the tracks for our duo album at Homestead Studios, we asked the rest of the band to join us to record one of our favourites, Building Bridges, and we shot some footage from the session.
Building Bridges is one of our fast-paced, Latin tunes featuring flute and sax playing a tight lead with solos from flute and piano over the driving rhythm section making for a really interesting cover of this Memo Acevedo tune.
The repertoire of Caught In The Act! ranges from smooth, funky jazz to fast up-beat Latin tunes with energized rhythm: always making for a fun gig – full of energy!

 

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)
Recorded Jan 2020 at Homestead Studio by Tom Robinson
Mixed and mastered at Pughouse Studios by Niko Schäuble
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Jazz Notes CD ‘A Smooth One’ – it’s here!

It took a little longer than we expected but we are thrilled to have our CD available NOW for purchase.

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We hope you enjoy our first CD: we certainly loved recording the tracks!

There are 18 tracks from Ann and Kevin and one bonus track from Caught In The Act! with Ashley Thomas (saxophone), Tony Luxmoore (keyboard), Frank Morgan (bass) and Simon Atkinson (drums).

At this time of social distancing, there are no festivals or venues at which we can have a CD launch so we have had a virtual CD launch: thanks to John Kumnick of 96.5 Inner FM.

It’s the perfect time to imagine you are having your own private concert, so pour a glass of something special and maybe some lovely cheese as an accompaniment, sit back and enjoy A Smooth One.

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We are already working on our second CD (from a distance) and we have a rather large repertoire but would welcome your suggestions.

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Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes at Inverloch

Inverloch in March 2020 was the last festival before Victoria went into COVID lockdown.

Rick was in fine voice for our sets in the Hub.

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

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Photos by Marion Blazé

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Caught In The Act! popup band at Inverloch

Inverloch in March 2020 was the last festival before Victoria went into COVID lockdown.

Caught In The Act! appeared as a pop-up band on a lawn in the centre of town and attracted a good crowd

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

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Photos by Marion Blazé

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Caught In The Act! at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Funky grooves with interplay between Ann and Ashley when Caught In The Act! played at the Cumberland and Bridge Hotels.

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Andrew Eames (bass)
Marek Podstawek (drums)

 

Photos by Marion Blazé and Shaanine Dove

 

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Caught In The Act! at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

New charts, new arrangements!

Caught In The Act! for funky rhythms and smooth jazz – this time, with no vocals.

 

Ann Craig (flute)

Jon Magill (sax)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)

Rob Mercer (drums)

 

13 and 14 Feb, 2016

Photos by Marion Blazé

 

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Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at Dizzy’s

Jazz Notes made a welcome return to Dizzy’s, fronted by Wade Morgan (vocals) and introducing Joshua Sihombing (piano), playing to an enthusiastic audience.

Wade Morgan (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Joshua Sihombing (piano)
Daniel Pickard (bass)
Rob Mercer (drums)

Photographs by Marion Blazé

Thu, 9 July 2015

 

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Deborah Woodroffe with Bob Sedergreen and friends

Debbie featured at the Kingston Arts ‘Curtain Call’ competition and has invited a few friends to join her in her debut at the Chandelier Room in Moorabbin at 9:30pm on Saturday, 29 March, 2014.

Deborah Woodroffe (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Bob Sedergreen (keyboard)
Ivan Rosa (bass)
Monique Zucco (drums)

 

 

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Photograph by Costa Hagi

 

 

Jazz Notes in the newspaper!

This picture from the South Gippsland Sentinel-Times (12 March 2014) is of Jazz Notes on the Saturday night of the 21st Inverloch Jazz Festival. It features Rob Mercer (drums), Chelly Parisi (vocals) and Ann Craig (flute) .

Thanks to Neville Sampson for sending us the article.

Jazz Notes at Inverloch Jazz Festival 2014 – Saturday

Our second set, fronted by Chelly Parisi, was mainly jazz standards but with the added drive of Nicole Thorne on keyboard.

Kevin was thrilled to play a duet with Nicole.

Again, there were dancers!

Chelly Parisi (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Nicole Thorne (keyboard)
Andrew Eames (bass)
Rob Mercer (drums)

Photographs by Neville Sampson and Marion Blazé

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Jazz Notes at the Inverloch Jazz Festival

Jazz Notes will be presenting two different line-ups at the Inverloch Jazz Festival:

On Friday night (7 March at 11pm), Luella McCormack will be vocalising and Allan Smith drumming.

On Saturday night (8 March at 11pm), we’ll be fronted by Chelly Parisi with Nicole Thorne (piano) and Rob Mercer (drums) storming behind.

On both nights, Ann Craig (flute) will lead the front line while Andrew Eames (bass) will hold down the bottom end; Kevin Blazé (guitar) will try to control the band!