Saturday, 2 January 2016

Barney's Choice!

My highlight of 2015 would have to be the stonking gig that closed Marsden Jazz Festival 2015 - Jean Toussaint's "Roots and Herbs - The Blakey Project".

Jean Toussaint: tenor saxophone
Byron Wallen: trumpet
Dennis Rollins: trombone
Jason Rebello: piano
Daniel Casimir: bass
Shane Forbes: drums

It was pure joy from start to finish - the players were obviously really enjoying themselves. I particularly liked the rock solid and supremely tasteful underpinnings provided by Daniel Casimir and Shane Forbes on bass and drums. A wonderful gig.

Barney Stephenson
Marsden Jazz Festival 

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