Martin Hummel explains, ““I think we all tend to have a much more open and broader perspective on life and the world than we had previously. So, as a result, I don’t think it’s the U.S. [alone] that takes the lead. I think it’s the U.S. that’s leading with other very interesting developed communities of music in other countries.”
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.
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.