Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Eric Lohrer Quartet - Live in Pondicherry

Last night Pondicherry in South India was treated to a superb jazz concert by French guitarist Eric Lohrer and his Quartet. The band also featured Jean-Charles Richard on Soprano sax, Eric Surmenian on the bass, and Patrick Goraguer on the drums. It was modern jazz of the highest quality, featuring a variety of compositions from all of the band members, as well as arrangements from other contemporary jazz composers. Apart from individual technical excellence, the musicians played superbly as a group. Communication between the members was very good, and they played with energy and intensity which was never allowed to be over-powering. In all this was a very good performance, and I can recommend going to see them as they continue their tour of India.

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