Drummer Gaz Hughes will honour the music of one of the true jazz drumming greats. The art of ‘Jazz Messenger’ Art Blakey (1919-1990) – described by fellow drummer Max Roach as “Thunder” – is captured superbly by Hughes.
The feel-good factor is there: this quintet’s easy-swinging interpretation is refreshing, with Bruce Adams’ piercing trumpet improvisation a stand-out. The entire ensemble sparkles as one; whilst classic jazz numbers are just that, it will be great to hear them portrayed by today’s players and with their depth and clarity.
Gaz Hughes – Drums and bandleader;
Alan Barnes – Saxophones;
Bruce Adams – Trumpet;
Andrzej Baranek – Piano;
Ed Harrison – Bass.
About Fleece Jazz:
Fleece Jazz is an independent, non-profit association run by a voluntary committee who have been providing modern and contemporary jazz for 28 years. They book talented musicians and jazz bands from the UK and beyond to perform at Stoke by Nayland Resort, providing the perfect backdrop for these cherished and popular events.
Fleece Jazz events are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.