Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Green Man - Norwich UK

If you ever happen to be in Norwich UK and want to listen to some good jazz in a warm and friendly atmosphere, check out the Green Man in Rackheath. They have live Jazz every tuesday with a varitey of top Jazz musicians from around the country. Last night I went to see Italian tenor saxophonist Renato D'Aiello supported by Nicola Muresu on Bass, Mike Capocci on Piano and Jack Parnell on Drums. It was a very enjoyable gig and quite different to some other things I have heard recently. Renato D'Aiello is a very acomplished player who plays the "great old standards" in a fresh and new way. He has a great sound - big and warm, a little Mobley with the lyricism of Getz perhaps but comes across as original and imaginative. I particularly enjoyed his ballads which were a mixture of beautiful melodic playing and lyrical dexterity. Pianist Mike Capocci deserves a mention too. His solos were flowing and well constructed, within the style of the evening, yet gave an original and modern flavour to the music.

http://www.norwich1.com/jazz_greenman.htm

2 comments:

Salsa said...

very distant to me. I live in Brazil.I hope you visit my blog: http://www.jazzseen.blogspot.com./. If you don’t understand Portuguese, don’t worry, you can listen jazz.

Matt AV said...

Welcome... I'm afraid I don't understand Portuguese but have a friend that does! Will visit your blog!