The wind of music whispers in the rush of the leaves and the melismas of car-horns, drawing the ear once again to the Brisbane Jazz Club, (but only after a white BMW encountered the rear of the vehicle I was driving). Pfffft, injury? Who cares? Jazz time!
Anticipation and delight rippled through the house as local slammers Seventh Avenue infused their own stylistic twist to some of the J-word’s dearest and most loved composers; from Gershwin and Troup, to Adderly and Leowe.
Each member possesses immense talent and diverse skill, giving this group freedom to break the mold and apply loads of heart and expression to their selections, which were wide and raucous in their scope.
Technical skill and the wider vocabulary of all forms came through with force, as the house was gifted inspired soli and amazing skill from all players.
Interaction between vocalist et al was kept soft and intimate in places, florid and verbose in others that was in contrast to the more progressive feel of the wind and backline sans vocal.
Another great and innovative group brought you by the outstanding folk at the BJC.
Seventh Avenue played at The Brisbane Jazz Club October 11.