Scarborough Jazz

Reviews

The A.J.Brown Quartet (1st April 2015)

A.J. Brown obviously intends to be a big name in the business and there is no reason why he should not become one.  With a generous seventeen numbers in the evening, he gave a capacity audience great value and much pleasure.

The repertoire was thoughtfully chosen with well known standards, new songs and the odd surprise like Randy Newman's 'You've Got A Friend In Me'.  The band had many clever arrangements, catchy riffs and neat tempo changes.  They also generated a powerful swing that was totally infectious.

Posted on 03 Apr 2015 by admin

The Firebird Quartet (18th March, 2015)

This excellent band's energy enlivened The Cask audience from their first number.  They chose Nature Boy, giving it the lively rhythm of a Brazilian bembe, which took it a hundred miles away from the mawkish version by Nat King Cole.
 
The individual talents of the quartet were clearly demonstrated during this opener and whetted our appetites for what else was to follow.  This turned out to be accomplished musicianship showcased by a well chosen repertoire.

Posted on 24 Mar 2015 by admin

The Tom Green Septet (25th February, 2015)

This youthful band had send pre-publicity that promised "warm, melodic sounds, colour and harmony and the full range of textures available to a seven piece group." All those were present, only the promised "propulsive grooves" were absent.  Indeed, they seemed determined not to swing, putting their emphasis instead on impeccable musicianship as they played Tom Green's compositions.

Posted on 28 Feb 2015 by admin

The Jim Mullen Organ Trio (4th February, 2015)

This trio of Jim Mullen - guitar, Dave Gorman - organ, and drummer Matt Skelton attracted a big audience who were treated to a skilfully played and unusual repertoire.

Posted on 11 Feb 2015 by admin

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