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.

 Andrew McCormack, Quentin Collins, Daniel Casimir, Shane Forbes

Andrew McCormack, Quentin Collins, Daniel Casimir, Shane Forbes

 Andrew McCormack, Tom Harrison, Leo Richardson, Quentin Collins, Daniel Casimir, Shane Forbes

Andrew McCormack, Tom Harrison, Leo Richardson, Quentin Collins, Daniel Casimir, Shane Forbes

 Martin Hummel, Noemi Nuti

Martin Hummel, Noemi Nuti

 Tom Harrison, Martin Hummel, Leo Richardson

Tom Harrison, Martin Hummel, Leo Richardson

 Martin Hummel, Goatious Foot

Martin Hummel, Goatious Foot

 martin Hummel, Georgia Van Etten

martin Hummel, Georgia Van Etten

 Martin Hummel, Quentin Collins

Martin Hummel, Quentin Collins

 Martin Hummel, Luc Saint Martin

Martin Hummel, Luc Saint Martin

 Andrew McCormack, Quentin Collins, Daniel Casimir, Shane Forbes

Andrew McCormack, Quentin Collins, Daniel Casimir, Shane Forbes

Sunday, 19th November

Quentin Collins Quartet

Pizza Express Soho Lunch Show (Sold Out)

Trumpet/flugelhorn ace Quentin Collins is mixing things up with a new band and some pulsating, soulful sounds. His latest line-up included Andrew McCormack/piano, Daniel Casimir/bass and Shane Forbes/drums. The audience was clearly ready for this one, as the band played a range of Collins’ compositions, including Peace of Silver, in tribute to the late master and performed by the Kyle Eastwood Band. It was a special one, and places Collins right back on the front foot of outstanding lead trumpeters in this country.

Relationship: Yes

Performance: Thrusting