Thursday 1 September 2016

RACC Jazz Ensemble - TW12 Jazz Festival

Dave Jones
Fliss Hother
RACC Jazz Ensemble
Dave Jones - bass
Kate McGurk - vocal
Emiliano Caroselli - drums
Fliss Hother - saxophone
Gerard Gregg-Smith - saxophone
Alfie Carroll - guitar
Emma Wade - piano

Date - 24th July 2016
Venue - Hampton Hill Theatre

Gerard Gregg-Smith
The popular TW12 Jazz Festival returns for another year under the guidance of Terence Collie and Janet McCunn. Once again the Art of Jazz sketching is contained within the confines of the festival's main stage at the Hampton Hill Theatre during the afternoon session. The festival is one of London's best kept secrets tucked away in the TW12 postcode, although nowadays it has grown to include the streets of Richmond and Twickenham, the Hampton Pub (Hampton) and Normansfield Theatre in Teddington.

Emiliano Caroselli
Students at Richmond Jazz School, part of the Richmond Adult Community College, perform with  composer and virtuoso bass player Dave Jones and guest drummer Emiliano Caroselli.

The grasshopper dance of Emma Wade as she hops through the opening of Cedar Walton's Bolivia and the an equatorial pick me up from Alfie Carroll on guitar feels dangerously strong, refreshing and alcoholic for a daytime tipple in the suburbs.

Kate McGurk
I'll Close My Eyes is full rich and beachside like the Bolivia which proceeds it. There is time and space in which to breathe, the smell of the air transports you both to imagined climes but also spins a reality in which to catch personal feeling within.

Emma Wade
The cheeky Bud Powell is well worn and worn well by the RACC Jazz Ensemble, it has a carefree flip of a coin. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat is laidback attack, powerful and deliberate. It is a slow motion spread of jam on a slice of white bread, cut from a freshly baked Cavan's tin. A Hampton Hill speciality.


Alfie Carroll

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