The Peter Liu Swing Sextet played live – and live-to-air – at the Record Centre in Hintonburg on Sunday, October 25. The concert was broadcast live on CKCU-FM's “Swing is in the Air” show, which Liu co-hosts, and was part of the station's current fundraising drive.
The bright swing music drifted out into the street that afternoon and attracted many passers-by, who peeked in and even stayed for a while. The sextet (Liu on vocals, Scott Poll on clarinet, Peter Turner on trombone, Yves Laroche on piano, Tom Denison on bass, and Glenn Robb on drums) performed an upbeat collection of jazz standards like “Frim-fram sauce”, “Dancing cheek to cheek”, and “S'wonderful”. And what the radio audience couldn't see were the swing dancers who swirled gracefully in the store's entranceway, as many as four couples at a time, adding even more energy.
The next live show at the Record Centre will be held Sunday, November 1, from 5 to 6 p.m., with Vince Rimbach and the Wellington West Quartet.
– Alayne McGregor