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
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