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!!!