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Monday, March 09, 2009

Steve Waterman Quartet - Side Café

Steve Waterman (tpt), Paul Edis (pno), Ken Marley (bs), Adrian Tilbrook (dms).
Tonight, away from the tight framework of the Jazz Orchestra, Steve Waterman proved equally adept in a small band situation and gave those fans who made the effort a display of what it may have been like to hear Lee Morgan or Freddie Hubbard in a small club in New York. Every trumpet player should have been here tonight; their lives and inspiration would have become wider and more enlightened. As it was, they weren't - their loss.
However, I'm not here to preach just to say that it was another knock-out evening by four brilliant musicians. Paul Edis was his inventive and occasionally humourous self as was Ken and Adrian and they combined to form a cohesive quartet that could have been playing together for years. The final "I'll Remember April" was a real blast the ideas screaming from Steve's horn - he was on song tonight.
Earlier, Mulligan's "Night Lights" showed his more plaintive side as he bared his soul on flugel. Melancholia as well on "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - pure Chet. "Good Bait" and an uptempo "Here's That Rainy Day" were a couple of others that floated this man's boat.
I drifted home on a cloud.
Lance

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Another great gig at The Side. As you said Lance, a lovely selection of repertoire finishing with a stonking 'I'll Remember April'.
International class trumpet/flugel plus superb backing - what more could jazz fans want?
Memorable.
Roly

cptfinch said...

It was great to hear a top class horn player in such close quarters. I enjoyed the first 2 numbers - Days of Wine and Roses and Jeru(?). Another highlight was the 5 minute constant circular breathing cadenza.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance

Once again in agreement with the comments already posted.Top class stuff.

Russell

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