Quartet Trio rocks Jazz Xchange

A newly formed straight-ahead jazz outfit, Quartet Trio treated music lovers to a night of jazz last weekend at President Hotel's Jazz Xchange.

Before a relatively small intimate crowd, the band launched into its opening set with the jazz blues anthem, All Blues, a tune made popular by American trumpeter, Miles Davis.

From the first lick, it looked set to be a jazz purist's gig.  Interpreting technically-demanding compositions from Charlie 'Bird' Parker to John Coltrane, the trio showed fluency with the jazz language - walking bass lines, constantly changing tonal centres and highly syncopated swinging rhythms.

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