Graham Harvey Trio in the Bar
FREE ADMISSION. 'A swinging trio, very much in the mold of the great Ray Brown ensembles of the 90s'.
Review of the Graham Harvey Trio, Derby Jazz
It's always been more than a little difficult to single out pianist Graham Harvey's strongest musical suit. Is it his driving solo style, so engrossingly fluent that even those who like their jazz 'with horns' forget their prejudices and simply enjoy; or is it the fact that he's so stylistically adept, able to cross the floor to play in pop, fusion and funk settings with equal commitment to that he brings to 'classic' acoustic modern jazz?
Just a small peek at his CV tells you everything you need to know about his eclectic tastes: George Benson, Stevie Wonder and Chaka Kahn are there, as are UK jazz names Stacey Kent and Dave O'Higgins.
One thing that it's possible to agree on is this: Harvey doesn't get nearly as much exposure leading his own trio as he deserves, an oversight that the Herts Jazz Festival fully redresses with this set this afternoon.
And make no mistake, this isn't one of those hastily thrown-together piano-bass-drums teams, but an actual trio, Harvey being joined by colleagues of choice – both fellow exemplars of 'straight-ahead' - bassist Dave Chamberlain and drummer Sebastiaan DeKrom.
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Saturday September 28, 1:15pm
- > Graham Harvey - Piano
- > Dave Chamberlain - Double Bass
- > Sebastiaan DeKrom - Drums