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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Samuel Eagles Quartet @ The Globe - Dec. 3

Samuel Eagles (alt/sop); Ralph Wyld (vbs); Daniel Kasimir (bs)[ Eric Ford (dms).
(Review by Lance)
I'm not going to review this gig save for saying that it lived up to, and beyond, the expectations raised by listening to their CD. I raved about it in my review but did our readers take note? Did they ....! Well those sad souls missed out big time! The band replicated the album live and the few believers in attendance seemed to concur.
I try to cover most of the jazz venues north and south of the Tyne and, as my listings show there are many of them, yet very few fans appear at all of them.
This isn't a re-run of the old Trad/Modern wars - Mouldy Figs v Dirty Boppers but a territorial thing. Seems as though if you go to gig A at such and such a place you're a traitor by attending gig B at another place on another day and so it goes on.
For me, my love of jazz is such that I go where the music takes me. One of the saddest things about last night's gig was the fact that although the Co-op has 200 shareholders only a very few show up at gigs. Not all of them live out of the area so surely one would think that by showing up they'd be protecting their investment?
Maybe I'm being naive and there is something I'm missing - I hope not!
Getting back to the gig. The previous two "profile" gigs featured Clark Tracey and Matthew Home - two of the UK's finest drummers - Eric Ford is also in that league. Kasiimir - here with Clark Tracey last month - is a proven first bass man, Wyld ranks alongside Jim Hart and Chris Jelly whilst Eagles can hold his own with any alto player in the UK. If that doesn't equate with quality then tell me what does?
Lance.

2 comments :

stevebfc said...

You can't go to all of the gigs all of the time. Anyone going to any jazz gig should be celebrated no matter where.
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer
We'll keep the jazz flag flying here

Samuel Eagles (on Twitter) said...

Thanks Lance for the great review of our gig at Jazz Co-op.

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