The saying “could do it with their eyes closed” came to mind as I witnessed the Louis Durra Trio’s show. I had thought it was way too early to be entering a jazz bar, but seeing how much passion the three men on stage had for their music and instruments soon woke me up. Like all good jazz musicians, these three seemed to be making love to their music, lost in the moment, eyes closed, unaware of their surroundings. The smooth and slick sounds were interrupted by awkward chat between songs, so it was a relief when the band started to play again. The trio used some well-known songs to get the crowd more involved, and they’ve introduced whole new worlds to at least one spectator; the musicians may have had their eyes closed, but mine were certainly opened to a whole new music scene.
The Jazz Bar, 4-26 Aug (not 20),1.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rachel Campbell]