BRIAN KEDDIE QUARTET

Good to welcome back  some familiar faces and friends of MJC as a quartet. With Brian Keddie(Trombone), Colin Black (Acoustic guitar), Bryan Chalmers (Bass guitar) and Finlay Grant (Drums), we knew we would be in for a great evening of music.

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‘Killer Joe’ [ Benny Golson] ; ‘There will never be another you’[Harry Warren   ];  ‘Gentle rain’ [ Luiz Bonfá]; ‘Naima’ [John Coltrane];  ‘Stompin at the Savoy’ [ Edgar Sampson]; ‘Waves’ [Antonio  Carlos Jobim ];   ‘’Moonlight in Vermont’ [ Karl Suessdorf and John M. Blackburn ];  ‘Favela’ [  Antônio Carlos Jobim ]; ‘Witchcraft’ [ Cy Coleman ]; ‘Stella by starlight’ [ Victor Young]; ‘ Midnight Blues’ [Kenny Burrell].

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Extraordinarily privileged to listen to Brian Keddie tonight, difficult to pick a standout number as all his playing was sublime.   Colin and Bryan were superb in support and in their own right.  Great subtlety from Bryan’s bass breaks and a great counter point to Colin’s skilful and aesthetic acoustic playing.  Finlay was mesmerising as ever with his brushes caressing his Toms after each percussion break. His face spoke volumes.  Great music tonight gentlemen, appreciated by all at MJC.
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