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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.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

CD Review: Bruut.

Maarten Hogenhuis (alto); Folkert Oosterbeek (Hammond); Thomas Rolff (bass); Felix Schlarmann (drums).
Bruut, a  band from Amsterdam, describe their music as Superjazz and it isn't a bad description incorporating as it does many disparate elements that mix effectively together. There's very much a 50's/60's feel to it particularly with the vintage Hammond sound that rocks and rolls behind the cutting edge alto. Not that it is all one big rave there are moments of great sensitivity as well but it is the go for broke tracks that click with me. The drive, the tension building, is at times unbearable as Hogenhuis slides with a serpentine angularity around the powerful riffs laid down by Oosterbeck and reinforced by Schlarmann and Rolff as they take a Rockin' Rollercoaster ride on the Boogaloo Line.It's as if they're saying, Never mind The Moon we're heading off to Mars, maybe Jupiter - they need the heat we generate!
Check them out here or on Spotify.
Released in The Netherlands on the Dox label Bruut is available in the UK on Discovery Records.
Lance.

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