Profoundly Blue


Faultless in its composition and arrangement, Profoundly Blue delivers its remit with energy and a real passion for the subject. The band led by Cox, with Joe Webb on Piano, Simon Read on Double Bass and Gethin Jones on drums, work instinctively together and moved effortlessly from high energy to melodic reflection. From the opening bars of Dardanella Cox inhabits Hall’s work with ease and understanding. The energetic High Society contrasting with an emotionally nuanced You Made Me Love You, and throughout flawlessly coaxing a breath-taking range from the clarinet…..

Read the review in full on London Jazz News – click here:Profoundly Blue – National Jazz Archive/Loughton Methodist Church – Sue Carrette for London Jazz News

Adrian Cox – Clarinet and Vocals
Joe Webb – Piano
Simon Read – Bass
Gethin Jones – Drums

Image and words © Sue Carrette

Later Than You Think

Later than you think is inspired by the realisation that it is always ‘later than we think’ and time is the most precious thing we have.

This is a space for thoughts about exhibitions, concerts, festivals, performances and other arts and cultural activities. There is no overall theme, other than they are those events and activities that have interested me.

I’m not a critic or ‘expert’, but a lifelong fan of, and participant in, the arts, our culture and heritage in its widest sense, sharing my experiences and thoughts.

Some will be reviews of a launch, for others the post will be part way through a run, or highlighting that there is only a week or two left to enjoy a particular exhibition or run, or a review of a one-off event.

In the words of the great Prince Buster (and possibly Socrates) ‘Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think’.