Around the LJF World in +10 Days —Gonzo Journalism from a Diehard Jazz Fan

Preface: This pastiche is decidedly biased, as it is written by someone in the business—as a manager, record label owner, agent and talent spotter—whose love for jazz exceeds all in his life, other than his love for his family. I’ve chosen to highlight my relationships with each artist/band, along with a sound bite performance rating, to protect the innocent. Otherwise, I’ll simply take the 5th Amendment.

 Bassist Daniel Casimir, Drummer Jake Long

Bassist Daniel Casimir, Drummer Jake Long

 jake Long, Daniel Casimir, Camilla George, Cameron Daniel

jake Long, Daniel Casimir, Camilla George, Cameron Daniel

 Camilla George

Camilla George

 Camilla George, Daniel Casimir, Cameron Daniel

Camilla George, Daniel Casimir, Cameron Daniel

 Camilla George

Camilla George

 Camilla George, Cameron Daniel

Camilla George, Cameron Daniel

 Gary Crosby, Steve Williamson

Gary Crosby, Steve Williamson

 Jake long, Daniel Casimir, Camilla George, Cameron Daniel

Jake long, Daniel Casimir, Camilla George, Cameron Daniel

 Jake Long, Camilla George, Cameron Daniel

Jake Long, Camilla George, Cameron Daniel

Friday, 17th November

Camilla George Quartet

Spice of Life (Sold Out)

Given the amount of time I spent here this week, I think I deserve a few shares in the place. Camilla and her reconfigured quartet (Cameron Daniel/guitar, Daniel Casimir/bass, Jake Long/drums) gave the absolutely packed crowd everything they wanted, and more. Delivering a mixed repertoire of new material and songs from her latest album, the Afro-Caribbean beats and vibes put the audience in a writhing trance.

Relationship: Yes

Performance: Tantalizing