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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pete Gilligan/Mark Williams @ Hoochie Coochie.

Pete Gilligan (pno); Mark Williams (gtr)
This was superb even though I didn't always recognize the tunes - neither Mark nor Pete are given to on-stage verbosity and there were moments when I guessed wrongly!
Nevertheless, it was a stormer with both players hitting one hundred and eighty particularly on the bebop numbers such as Bud's Bubble and Pete's signature dish - Anthropology. The unison passages between guitar and piano as well as the interplay and the inevitable fours made the old Dizzy Gillespie number the highlight of the night.
Not far behind were Chick Corea's Spain, Jarrett's Memories of Tomorrow and a couple of Metheny's as well as Herbie Hancock's Cantaloup Island.
Pete's back again next Thursday hosting a jam session in place of the previously advertised Frith Street.
This Sunday (Jan. 29) it's The Fantastics - an exciting jazz/funk/soul mix - and it's free!
Photos by Kaveh Emami.
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I arrived late at this gig but got a very nice surprise when I walked in. It was like one of those (rare) occasions in a European city when you happened to wander into a small club and find a really great jazz band playing. This felt like a jazz club. There was small but reasonable crowd and no loud talking. The focus was all on the stage and the musicians and they just played - superbly.
'Anthropology' was terrific and 'Spain' a great way to finish.
JC

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