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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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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, October 18, 2012

Skamel @ Hoochie Coochie

Nick Walters (tpt); Tim Cox (tmb); Ben Cottrell (ten); Anton Hunter (gtr); James Adolpho (bs); Johnny Hunter (dms/ldr).
(Review by Lance.)
What a sound these guys get! The trumpet, trombone, tenor frontline could grace a Jazz Messengers line-up and not be out of place.The gig was billed as Reggae  and the off beat rhythm from Anton Hunter and brother John on drums was most definitely of Jamaican origin .
And yet, listening to the horns, these guys weren't thinking of Jamaica when they were blowing '50s Blue Note!
Trumpet player Walters - rich toned and driving - this was Lee Morgan or Freddie Hubbard or Terence Blanchard or Roy Hargreaves, embedded inside a guy from the wrong side of Manchester (either side's the wrong side for  us Georgians).
Cox on trombone, nice easy reasoned solos - a joy to hear.
Ben Cottrell, lovely tenor playing - nice one
Behind all this, the reggae machine pumped out its joyful rhythms. Adolphus the bass, Hunter the Guitar and Hunter the Drummer kept the throb of the Caribbean flowing.
To add to the ambience a few dancers strutting made this an eye catching as well as an ear catching evening!
Only thought - to be true Reggae you need a Bob Marley clone on vocals. I can live without Bob Marley. This was Reggaetime jazz - C'mon and hear...
CD review to follow shortly.
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Lance.

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