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Garden Jazz

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Today was an example of the perfect English summer’s day, with a clear sky, temperatures around 26oC, and a cool breeze, all enjoyed with a glass of Pimms in hand. As part of the Open Garden Squares Weekend, ours (Nevern Square) was open to the general public, and while Jasper and I were lazing around the flat, we heard a lovely bit of light jazz drifting up from outside our window. We decided to investigate!

It turns out that the Garden Square Committee had organised a Saxophone quartet to come and play in the square between 2pm and 4pm. The Glyn Williams Quartet were four very nice gentlemen who kept everyone entertained whilst many of us were eating our picnics (including Jasper and I), or having a browse around the Herbaceous borders.

The source of the movie above was taken with my JVC Everio GZ-MG36EK, which I lovingly refer to as the iPod of the camcorder world. No more fussing with DV tapes, this is captured straight to an internal hard disk drive. The only slight issue I have is with the range of editing tools that support GOP-style editing on MPEG2 streams. They are few and far between, especially if you’re using a Mac.

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Nick Ludlam
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