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Mike Hall – Jazz Tenor Sax Part 1April 4th, 2016
Mike Hall brought a his tenor saxophone, and the Mitch Perrins Trio provided the surroundings for an evening of excellent Jazz, guiding the audience through the evolution of the tenor sax. From Brecker through to Webster, not necessarily in alphabetical order, taking in Billy Strayhorn, Stan Getz, Bob Mintzer and Eddi “Lockjaw” Davis along the way.
The interaction between front man and band was fantastic, considering they’d never met before. They melded together perfectly and seemingly with ease. Mitch Perrins on drums, Mike Green on bass and Richard Jones on keys providing the space for the sax, then each supplying their own flair during the solos.
Hopefully Mike will return to continue our education of the tenor sax throughout jazz music.
Here’s a recording “From the table” of the last track of the evening – Stan Getz’s Voyage:
ZeitgeistMarch 7th, 2016
Visiting Kenilworth from Leeds, Zeitgeist came south on a cold Monday night. Zeitgeist are Alex Podraza on keys, Sam Quintana on electric bass and Tom Highams on drums.
A couple of sets of all original music – the first half were tracks taken from their first album, the second half showcased material from their new upcoming album. A heady heavy mix of cool Cuban and dark driving rhythms fascinated the audience who appreciated the variety of weight of touch and dexterity of the instrumentalists. Here’s a from-the-table snippet from the second half.