GOODBYE TO ALL THAT GLASGOW JAZZ WITH NEWT AND BREACH
Caught a double-bill at the Glasgow Jazz Festival last night.
First up was NeWt "a hyper-imaginative and unconventional jazz trio formed by Australian trombonist Chris Greive, Aberdonian guitarist Graeme Stephens and American drummer Chris Wallace." Sadly, they had just missed out on a Scottish Jazz award for best group, but Stephens picked one up by himself. I knew I was going to enjoy this as soon as Stephens started playing as that's the sort of jazz guitar I like, and Wallace was pretty mesmerising on drums, but then I've been lost in Jazz Drumland ever since that Phil Collins Star Special on Radio 1 back in the day when he was playing the likes of Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, and Bill Bruford in various guises (no Jack DeJohnette though) - curse you, Collins, you changed my musical taste forever! (But for the better.)
After a tight set, the three went off stage.
Stephens and Wallace returned about fifteen minutes later, with a cunning change of shirt, minus their trombonist but with on Paul Harrison on the Hammond organ and were now know as Breach, and very good they were too, as you can see here.