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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Monday, May 03, 2021

Jas Kayser live streaming from Ronnie's - May 3

(Screenshot by Ken Drew)
Jas Kayser (drums); Mark Hurrell (tenor sax); Christos Stylianides (trumpet, electronics); Jamie Leeming (guitar); Daisy George (double bass); João Caetano (percussion); Ava Joseph (vocals)

Groove, that's Jas Kayser and co. We know drummer Jas from her many appearances at Kansas Smitty's playing a wide range of material. This evening the music heard at Ronnie's presented another side to the Berklee graduate. Mostly original charts, percussive grooves to the fore courtesy of Jas and sometime Kansas Smitty's rhythm buddy, the impressive João Caetano, the equally impressive Daisy George on upright bass, and the horns - Mark Hurrell playing tenor sax and trumpeter Christos Stylianides - adding colourful flourishes, Stylianides revisiting Miles' ethereal, plugged-in period. 

(Collage by Ken Drew)
Guitarist Jamie Leeming contributed interesting, angular parts, particularly effective on an unusual Afrobeat take on Skylark, sung by Ava Joseph.Tune Two and Tune Three, so named because as recent compositions they are untitled, incorporated more Afrobeat/Township grooves, the latter number getting the nod for its horn arrangement. And to close, Feel It with a muscular tenor sax solo from Hurrell. In parts this Ronnie's live stream set would have gone down well at somewhere like Hoochie Coochie, but only in parts. An interesting set. 

Set list: Stupid on the Beat?Fela's WordsTune OneSkylarkTune TwoTune ThreeFeel It.

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