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Monday, May 12, 2008

Extreme Measures

Extreme measures indeed. This was cutting edge music of the highest degree. Tristranolike atonality morphed into pure funk and, ultimately, a Mingusian intensity making this the most original band I have heard for a long time.
David Carnegie drove the combo from the back seat displaying all the technique he picked up from his mentor the legendary Blue Note drummer Al Harewood (check out Dexter Gordon's 'Doin' Alright' for Al's credentials.) He also dedicated a composition to his former tutor. On piano Ben Gilbert played with great sensitivity, contrasting with the mindblowing sheets of sound from Gary Turner on tenor. Jamie McRedie's guitar work kept the temperature close to boiling point whilst Stuart Davies on bass helped to hold it all together.
However, this wasn't about individuals it was about a tightly knit unit that stretched its creativity to the outer limits and almost, but not quite, beyond.
Translated; another good night at the Side Café.
Lance

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