|very good modern jazz 11 Aug 2006 reviewer: Colin Bartlett, United Kingdom
From the festival brochure description I was expecting gentle new age inoffensive music which would be only mildy interesting. Within 5 seconds I realised I was very wrong, and after the first two numbers, I had tears in my eyes because the musicianship was so good, and from the very enthusiastic applause at the end (the performance was continuous without any breaks,although they performed 7 or 8 standards, including Gershwin's It Aint Necessarily So) the rest of the audience shared my view. There was some gentle playing: for example, the opening of Tea for Two was sung slowly and very touchingly, but there was then a faster dynamic middle section. At times there was a huge rhythmic drive to the music, at other times a loose free jazz approach, but always there was expert musicianship. They performed at last years festival, you still have an opportunity to hear them on Saturday 12th at 4pm, and if they are at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival then I for one will be there.