Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

June 2, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

505, May 31 A single expletive and a thousand exclamation marks would have been the shorthand way to review this concert. Here was why jazz thrives more in small clubs than concert halls, the wondrous music-making and close, enraptured audience spiralling together toward the extraordinary pinnacle of energy that was…

June 1, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

VJs, May 30 The last time Ernie Watts was in town (with Charlie Haden’s Quartet West) his tenor saxophone was testing the quality of the paint-job on the Concert Hall’s ceiling. This time it was filling the much more intimate VJs, so the reverberation was less, but the underlying power…

May 30, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, May 25 Whatever health concern caused Bobby Womack to cancel the first of his two concerts certainly did not compromise his voice in the second. He did seem frail, however, stumbling as his minders led him on stage. But once the microphone was in his hand Womack was…