A warm welcome was given to the House Band that consisted of musicians from Aberdeen in the east to Inverness in the west: Fabrizio Conti [ Drums, Aberdeen], Pete Lowit [ Double Bass, Aboyne], Colin Henderson [ Alto and Baritone Sax, Flute, Elgin], John Hall [Keyboards, Nairn], Brian Keddie [Trombone, Inverness]. They should be called the ‘Hundred and twenty milers’.
The band took us on a musical medley of great numbers from Paquito d’Rivera, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie to Miles Davis. The rhythm section was as reliable as ever with Pete and Fabrizio playing like a well stirred cocktail with a chunk of cool ice thrown in by John Hall’s melodic keyboard. Our two front gentlemen provided some sublime solos interspersed with dry humour that can only be found in these parts of the country. Thank you for a much appreciated and enjoyable evening.