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LONDON-based vintage jazz specialists The Dime Notes will be in Chipping Sodbury on Friday 15 September. This lively ensemble brings to life the early years of the New Orleans jazz scene; it features Oregon-born piano professor, composer and musicologist Andrew Oliver and long-time Chris Barber Band clarinettist David Horniblow alongside guitarist Dave Kelbie and bassist Tom Wheatley.
The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasizing the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial, and wildly popular. One thing we tend to forget is how sexy this brand of early jazz can be. It’s easy to assume that Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet et al can’t speak to a younger generation, but Andrew Oliver’s quartet lays that notion to rest. David Horniblow’s clarinet and Tom Wheatley’s double bass dig in deep on numbers imbued with the habanera – or what Morton called “the Spanish tinge”. Dave Kelbie on rhythm guitar is a notable jazz and gypsy music accompanist and those early years of Spanish rhythms and European Gypsy Jazz, coming into the melting pot that became jazz, are very close to his musical heart.
Following in the eminent footsteps of Jacqui Dankworth, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk, the Dime Notes will continue the tradition of excellent live jazz gigs in Chipping Sodbury. Who better than David Horniblow, who is one of very few people to have performed in the bands of all three of the legendary 3B’s of British Jazz: Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, and Acker Bilk, to carry on that tradition? If you are a fan of jazz this is a great band to follow, their love and knowledge of jazz is clearly apparent, and the music is high quality, authentic and evocative of days gone past.
£17.50 from Cadeaux and Co, Hatherell's Yard, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6BA or