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Sunday, April 05, 2015

Katy Trigger/ Alan Law Duo @ Jazz Cafe - Easter Saturday

Katy Trigger (bass guitar, vocals); Alan Law (keys) + Paco Rivera (percussion)
(Review by Ann Alex, Photo Mike Tilley)
Here at BSH we never sleep, not even on bank holidays, so down I went from the Jazz Co-op Workshop to the Jazz Cafe to hear this duo which turned out to be a trio – Paco had come to carry some of the gear, then decided to stay, to play a fine array of hand drums, various shakers, tubular bells and whistles.  It wouldn’t have been the same without him.
This was great entertainment, fine playing, with more than the tinge of Latin mentioned in the Jazz cafe leaflet. Quite funky, with the benefit of jazz-like solos from all three players, and some songs from Katy, including a tenderly sung Nature Boy; Sunshine Of Your Love (I think) and others which may have been originals.  The Latin influence was there from the beginning, then Alan played lyrically on Autumn Leaves, neatly followed by an up tempo number.  We had a drum solo on hand drums; Bye Bye Blackbird introduced by bird whistles, and some good speak-easy type of playing from Alan to round off the first half.
 The second half included a beautiful What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life, good solos from all three and a funkily disguised Summertime (sorry Lance, but at least it wasn’t sung!).  Alan pressed a different button on the keys to produce a sharper organ sound for the last number, then the audience demanded more and were rewarded with a South American tune, and Paco playing all the shakers and effects that he could fit in.
Ann Alex

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