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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Baghdaddies @ Hoochie Coochie January 17.

Nigel Kirkpatrick (tpt/vcl); Paul Ruddick (alt/vcl); Ziad Jabero (gtr/vcl/tmb); Paul Susans (bs gtr/vcls); Martin Douglas (dms/vcl).
The Baghdaddies are a zany, totally mad, quintet. They sell excitement, they sell fun and they can play - boy can they play!
Hoochie was crowded and so was the dance floor as bodies younger than mine gyrated in a manner akin to the more energetic Dervishes. As it was, my adrenalin was pumping somewhat faster than it does at most jazz gigs and this was a jazz gig even if the material was pseudo Balkan, mixed in with some Ska, Rock and Latin including a most unusual version of Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny sung in "Albanian" over a South American rhythm.
However, amid all the hokum, it is Ruddick's searing alto blasts, Kirkpatrick's "no prisoners taken today" trumpeting, Jabero's guitar gusts, Susans' solid bass work with a few twirls thrown in (wonder he didn't tie himself up with the lead!) and Douglas' dynamic drum display that I took home with me.
Lance.

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