Scarborough Jazz

Reviews

Barry Green, Dave Green & Henry Lowther (4th September 2013)

This was a very special night of music that was engrossing and played with enormous skill.  Barry Green's piano and Dave Green's double bass gave a masterly example of togetherness.  They seemed almost glued together as they chased and twisted through the music, developing a conversational quality that was delightful.
 
Barry's touch is clean and crisp and Dave is a maestro on bass, showing why he's been highly sought after for several decades. Henry Lowther has a pure approach to the trumpet, without vibrato or other effects.  His sound has an appealing tinge of melancholy.
Posted on 06 Sep 2013 by admin

Nicola Farnon Trio (3rd July 2013)

Nicola Farnon is a small woman with a big personality.  She reaches out to an audience and seems to enfold them.  Once under her 'spell', criticism -or even comparison - seem absurd.  Nicola is simply Nicola and the Farnon phenomenon sweeps you away.
 
Her vocals and bass playing are enhanced by Piero Tucci, a very gifted pianist who also doubles on sax and Phil Johnson is the superb drummer who completes this swinging trio.
Posted on 07 Jul 2013 by admin

The Heavy Horns (5th June 2013)

The sense of anticipation was high as this band set up.  After all, The Heavy Horns are one of the most exciting jazz groups around and they had not played The Cask for four years.  Additionally, rather than use the resident trio as in the past, they had their own handpicked rhythm section.
 
The musicians were delighted to see each other - always a good sign - and we could see who had brought what.  Rod Mason had soprano, alto and baritone saxes, Jim Corry had alto and baritone, leaving Stuart MacDonald with tenor and the enormous bass sax.
Posted on 11 Jun 2013 by admin

Alan Barnes, Matthias Seuffert, Jim Birkett Trio (3rd April 2013)

The keynote of this evening was brilliant musicianship delivered with great good humour by all concerned.

Alan Barnes brought clarinet, alto and tenor saxes while Matthias had clarinet and tenor  Mixing and matching these reed instruments allowed refreshing changes in sound, something that Alan seems very conscious of - even the order of solos was unpredictable.
Posted on 11 Jun 2013 by admin

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