Daily AJR Blog Sunday June 13th 2014

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

So I dragged myself, kicking and screaming, off to Straight No Chaser last night. J Only kidding it was with great anticipation and joy that I took myself off to Straight No Chaser last night to witness the launch of the debut CD, Jubilee Jam by the Claude Cozens Trio. Just having listened to a few tracks from the album when I had Claude in the studio a couple of days before the launch night. With this in mind, I trotted along to the venue with an open mind to hear all the music from the album performed live. The Trio made up of Claude Cozens, leading from behind his drum kit with Benjamin Jephta plucking the bass strings and Kyle Shepherd tinkling the ivories and pounding the keyboards.

Claude Cozens Jubalee Jam

Claude Cozens Jubalee Jam

What a treat to have these musicians performing the compositions of Claude’s, all beautifully written and arranged, and as Claude’s musical story unfolded the subtleties and nuances of each piece came though to the willing ears of the audience. Each of the musicians contributed their individuality and personality, which further to enhanced Claude’s musical story. I was totally blown away by the maturity of Claude’s music and once again showed the depth of jazz talent in Cape Town. The evening was to my mind was a resounding and triumphant successful album launch. Go get a copy soonest one won’t be sorry.


Sadly it’s turned out to be an awful day in the Mother City, overcast, but not too chilly, and some rain expected later so its an indoors day with some great comfort food to be cooked. The Klutz in the Kitchen is frantically searching for the recipe of the day, which will be posted on the All Jazz Radio Website, for one the check out.


There is an interesting Eclectic Mix of music on today’s musical menu, tune in and have a listen to an uninterrupted music experience on the first choice of radio listening today, which is naturally All Jazz Radio. All of the music featured today are from the many newly released albums that have crossed our music managers desk. I will post the Eclectic Mix playlist this evening for all to see.


The Standard Bank Jazz festival in Grahamstown is now over for another year and what a triumph it was, the feedback I’ve been hearing is so positive that Of can’t wait to see what next years festival brings.

The Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz is still to come in September and that is something I can’t wait for. The line up is totally enticing and I would encourage one and all the make bookings right away so as to avoid disappointment.


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Enjoy the music

Eric

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