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Today Tuesday February 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 54 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Bradley Johnston, Paul Grainger, Russ Morgan +?

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

CD Review: The Dominic J. Marshall Trio - Icaros.

Dominic J. Marshall (pno); Tobias Nijboer (bs); Kaspars Kurdeko (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
Why?, I ask myself, haven't I heard, or even heard of, Dominic J. Marshall before now. A product of that mega musical maelstrom that is Leeds College of Music, where he arrived via the Alan Hawkshaw Scholarship route, Marshall went on to win the prestigious LCM Piano Prize.
From Leeds he re-located to Amsterdam which probably explains why he slipped off my radar. The loss is mine.
Fortunately, this, his second CD, redresses the balance.
Ten self-penned compositions reveal a pianist/composer well-versed in contemporary sounds whilst at the same time retaining all the core essentials of the jazz tradition - not least a sense of romanticism. This is beautifully displayed in Ojos De La Pastora where he bears his soul in composition and probing improvisations.
The moods change with each track and, frequently within the track. Drifting, swinging, reflective, hard hitting, helped along by Latvian Kurdeko's intuitive drumming and the complementing bass-lines of Amsterdam's Nijboer.
The trio have been compared with EST, which is no small comparison, but the truth is they have an original voice that owes nothing to anyone but themselves!
Listen to Sphere on YouTube.
The Dominic J. Marshall Trio - Icaros is due for release in September on the F-IRE Label..
Lance.

1 comment :

Peter S. said...

Lance - I see you know of the Alan Hawkshaw Scholarship at Leeds. You may remember I told you of my acquaintance with Alan when working on the same Signals Watch at RAF Ayios Nicholaos, Cyprus during the 56 - 58 Years. He was a Leeds lad and a great pianist then even tho' we acquired a sunburnt Winnie Atwell replica. He could really make that talk and inject much of his Yorkshire humour. I actually have an old photograph with him on that old worn out keyboard. He was very popular and entertaining as you can imagine. Thanks for introducing me
to Dominic J. Marshall from that Leeds School of Music. I really enjoy what I hear and see on Youtube and must explore more of this musicians
compositions.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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