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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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ex Extreme - Splinter @ The Bridge (Hotel). Sunday Feb. 19


Pete Tanton (tpt); Mark Williams (gtr); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Stuart Davies (bs); Steve Wall (dms).
I've given up on sanitising audience numbers by saying it was a select gathering. The few that turned out tonight weren't "selected" but came because they wanted to hear some good music!
There should have been more - many more.
To the music.
Bebop with a contemporary feel, Calypso rhythms, jazz rock - this line-up could play for England if it wasn't for the fact that one of the players was Irish (Mark Williams) and another American (Pete Tanton)!
No point in highlighting any one individual - all chipped in with solos that ranged from very good to awesome. The compositions too were first class. Tanton's , Barbados - not to be confused with the Charlie Parker tune of the same name - Collingwood's Nautical, Davies' Double Bubble and William's Booze Blues just some of the attention grabbing pieces that drew the maximum applause from the minimal audience.
Hang your head in shame those of you who stayed away - you missed a good one.
Lance.

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