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When I grow too old to dream - Climax Jazz Band 1986
In 1986 we bought our first video 8 camera, one of these bulky machines and especially that first year, my wife Ilse often came down to film our band. These videos have been on the shelf for more than 20 years. I thought why not see if there is anything left of this material, and yes, and there was.
Here is a clip from a performance at Toronto’s Harbourfront Jazz Club where we would play every so often. In this case we had two guests. Local clarinetist Ian Arnott, originally from Scotland and a former colleague of clarinettist Sandy Brown had been a member of our band in 1981. Ian is fabulous player and it was wonderful to see and hear him again. Drummer Graham Schriven was over on holidays from his native U.K. where he plays professionally and hosts jazz radio shows as well.