Posted: 06/07/2014 at 23:26
Back from concert. Gregory was wonderful. Same songbook but lots of variations. Shorter , at 75 minutes than last time so shorter instrumental solos and more singing. Arena full of committed fans, so lots of singing along.
Courtney Pine was very disappointing. More reggae than jazz, in fact no jazz at all.
Other acts which impressed were James Torme, ( son of Mel) Christian McBride Trio, and Cecelia Stalin ( yes, Stalin) She is the only English one on this list altho' James Torme spent much of his childhood in Sussex.
Brilliant day, all round though, good weather, no rain, good food offers.