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Friday, September 23, 2016

EP Review: Peter Horsfall - How Can We Know?

Peter Horsfall (tpt/vcl); David Archer (gtr); Joe Webb (pno); Dave O'Brien (bs).
(Review by Lance).
A mini gem! An EP that delights and infuriates! Delights, because the four tracks are so very listenable. Infuriates because there are only four tracks - I wanted more!
Horsfall blows mighty fine horn with a delightful 1930's feel about it. Not surprising as we know him from the Basin Street Brawlers and Kansas Smitty's House Band. The emphasis here, however, is on his crooning and it, inexplicably, brought Bill Kenny of The Inkspots to mind!
Just so laid back, I ignored the pile of review discs in the queue and played this over and over again.
Horsfall composed the four tunes: How Can We Know?; It's Not Me, It's You; This Song's For You and Cupid's Arrows and Bow. All great idiomatic numbers - who said the art of songwriting was dead?
Archer, Webb and O'Brien contribute in support and with solos that add the icing to a cake that hasn't been left out in the rain.
Absolute delight.
Peter Horsfall is at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club on Saturday Lunchtime, October 15, with the Basin St. Brawlers - won't cha come along with me?
How Can We Know - YouTube.
Lance.
Officially available Sept. 30

2 comments :

Patti D. said...

Yes indeed - Pete has a great jazz voice, as well as the top trumpet playing ..... this is such a lovely number too. Incidentally, Ewan Bleach, sax star in the Basin Street Brawlers, also sings well .... we're in for a treat at Darlington!!

Benoit Viellefon said...

I love his music. People should have a listen!

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