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Alex Yellowlees Gypsy Jazz Quartet (Alex Yellowlees)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

There’s a special kind of joy that’s to be found in watching practised professionals who still love what they do. The chemistry within the quartet is mesmerising, the world built between the musicians full of energy and bursting with busy music. A smooth-as-silk rendition of ‘Minor Swing’ made all musicians drool with envy as we watched eight pairs of hands dance tirelessly across fretboards. The quartet itself was a one-off event, but it’s certainly worth looking out for more music at St Bride’s, as each performance is guaranteed to be blisteringly good. Only if we were allowed to dance could this hour of music have been improved – regardless, it was the fastest hour I’ve spent at the Fringe.

Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 12 Aug, 8.30pm (9.45pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp193.
tw rating 4/5