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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Geoff Matthews top three of 2014

Alan Barnes ‘A Christmas Carol’. Pic by George Coupe

From Geoff Matthews at Southport

"My top 3 for 2014 were

Freddie Bryant's Kaleidoscope Trio
Playing classical acoustic, 12 string and Fender Strat. New York guitarist Freddie Bryant just raised the jazz guitar bar to new heights.
An eclectic mix of Brazilian, original compositions and a touch of Thelonius with superb support.
At ‘Jazz on a Winter’s Weekend’ 1st Feb 2014
Freddie guitars – Patrice Blanchard bass guitar – Willard Dyson drums

Tommy Smith sax & Brian Kellock piano duo
Need I say more? Just fantastic.
Southport Melodic Jazz club Sunday 21 Sept

Alan Barnes ‘A Christmas Carol’ Suite based on the Charles Dickens novel.
New original  writing, superb arranging, memorable and amusing narration, great soloing-especially Karen on baritone in the ‘Scrooge’ movement. Best audience of the year as well!
Alan Barnes, Robert Fowler, Karen Sharpe, Bruce Adams, Mark Nightingale, Dave Newton, Simon Thorpe, Clark Tracey.
At our Christmas Special mini-fest Sunday 14 December

Hard to pick the best – all different and hugely enjoyable.

Season’s Greetings to all!!!


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