Out Of Abingdon
By Lewis Wade | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2012
Out Of Abingdon have travelled halfway around the world (from Brisbane, Australia) to captivate audiences with their remarkably smooth brand of contemporary jazz. This duo play a mix of original material and Aussie jazz, but where they really shine is in their re-interpretations of non-jazz numbers. With relative ease they manage to turn Tom Waits’ ‘Temptation’ from a whiskey-soaked ode to sin into a sleek, playful toe-tapper (Gil-Scott Heron and Portishead receive similar treatment). With frenetically intricate guitar work and a pounding, yet gentle, double bass the duo create a soulful atmosphere where unpretentious musicianship is firmly centre-stage. For real jazz with a unique and intimate feel you need look no further than this endearing pair.
The Jazz Bar, 1-19 Aug, 5.30pm, 7.00pm, 8.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lewis Wade]