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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pete Gilligan Trio @ Hoochie Coochie

Pete Gilligan (pno); Ray Truscott (bs); Ian Forbes (dms); Julija Jacanaite Jolie (vcl)
Pete Gilligan is a local jazz treasure full stop! However, possibly because of his playboy image, he is perhaps not as well known by the jazz mainstream as he should be.
Tonight he hit the ground running with a set of swinging jazz standards that was well received by a decent sized Hoochie audience.
On drums, Ian Forbes, the Grand Old Man of North East rhythm sections demonstrated that age has not withered nor custom staled his infinite variety with some stick and brushwork that went well beyond mere timekeeping. Ray Truscott, another veteran of a thousand one night stands (gigs that is), added the depth needed on six string bass guitar as well as offering contrasting solos.
Pieces included Waltz For Debbie, Billie's Bounce, A Foggy Day, All Blues a rather beautiful version of Whisper Not, the rarely heard Bill Evans' tune Time Remembered, Darn That Dream and a few tunes the title of which escaped me.
And as if this wasn't enough we had the bonus of a couple of songs from Julija Jacanaite Jolie - quite a girl!
These Thursday sessions seem to be building up a following. Next week it's the Mark Toomey Quartet but before then, this Sunday (October 2) it's Nick Pride and the Pimptones with their brand of Jazz/Funk.
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