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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Vasilis Xenopoulos & Paul Edis Trio at The Side Café

Until tonight (last night actually) I'd never heard of Vasilis Xenopoulos and, let's face it, it's not a name you are likely to forget; even more so after tonight's session. With the Paul Edis trio (Mick Shoulder (bs), Adam Sinclair (dms) and Paul, of course, on piano) 'Xeno' blew up a storm with some of the finest tenor playing I have heard this side of the late Tubby Hayes.
From the opening 'Surrey With The Fringe On Top' to the closing 'Autumn Leaves' it was a lesson in saxophone playing. Occasionally he sounded like Coltrane or Stan Getz but most of the time he was very much his own man.
On piano, Paul Edis fed chords and soloed with aplomb as well as contributing several good original compositions. Mick Shoulder and Adam Sinclair kept things swinging and it was truly a night to remember.
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Lance

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