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Marlborough Jazz Fest: Slaughterhouse Seven
AS ever, Slaughterhouse Seven seemed to have lost the ability to count but, granted, Slaughterhouse Nine doesn't have the same ring to it.
They had not, however, lost their fabulous talent for all things musical and their stamina seemed pretty good too, as they played for two hours on Friday night, about four on Saturday evening, and provided a one-hour concert on Sunday after playing at the jazz service.
Their style, as always, mixed traditional jazz and improvisation with a range of well-known sing-along songs such as When the Saints Go Marching In and Ja-Da.
And there were a fair few ballads thrown in for good measure, with the general story-theme of love, betrayal and consequential murder not seeming to dampen listeners' spirits.
And there was even some audience participation thrown in for good measure.
After playing many years at Marlborough, lets hope life's other commitments don't prevent the Downside School boys (and girls) returning for years to come.
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