Tonight we welcome back a fantastic, young vibes player, Nat Steel. Nat was here with us in the autumn of 2014 and amazed everyone with his mature technique and respect for the classic vibes style.
He plays on a vintage 1964 Deagan Aurora II Vibraharp (the same model used by Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson and Terry Gibbs) and uses Albright ‘Milt Jackson’ model mallets. Interestingly, only using two mallets thus concertrating on using the instument as a front line not a rhythm device.
On piano, needing no introduction, Dave Newton. No introduction maybe, but a gentle reminder of what an absolute star this guy is and because he pops up from Bath for us, he is easy to take for granted – but don’t!
Bass, we are still working with this, but as Dave is sorting it you can rest assured he will be worth listening to.
As is, of course our own Simon Radford on drums. Simon, who dislikes doing solos, sits there, not missing a beat tries to keep things going without showing off or intruding, his aim being to be sympathetic with the music and I think he succeeds.
So, all in all a good straight ahead evening of classic modern jazz, come along, no need to book.
Tickets (cash/chq only) £16, CJ Members/Concessions £14.
Available at the door.