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Monday, October 15, 2012

Graham Don Trio @ The Cherry Tree

Graham Don (vcl/pno); Neil Harland (bs); Paul Smith (dms).
I started the evening with Braised Lamb Broth with Pearl Barley - not to be confused with the late Pearl Bailey. In the meantime, the trio played Wave. A gentle bossa that didn't disturb the diners and went down well with the aforementioned broth which was delicious.

Yesterdays featured a Neil Harland bass solo that blended in nicely with my Sauté of Beef, Gratin Dauphinoise and Green Peppercorns - almost like having an extra vegetable on the plate.
Graham Don brought his vocal chords into play on Moon Dance and later sang Georgia on my Mind - a la Ray Charles - and The Carpenters' Masquerade. Laura was given the romantic instrumental treatment, followed by a number that could have been Solar, Dolphin Dance or something entirely different. It was familiar but I couldn't place it.
Street Life coupled with Toffee and Pear Galette with Ice Cream was a tasty combination that worked well for me particularly when helped on its way by a bottle of Black Sheep.
Musically it wasn't an earth shattering evening. Not a jazz crowd by any means and the trio tactfully kept it low key - I'd like to hear Graham on an out and out jazz gig.
Lance.

1 comment :

The LondonJazz site said...

Your title is the best attempt to bring Don Cherry back that I've seen in a long time

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