Adrian Cox presents ‘Profoundly Blue’

Friday 08 Nov 2019

Adrian Cox presents 'Profoundly Blue'.
A fine enthusiastic tribute to the great clarinettist Edmund Hall with a virtuoso performance on clarinet from Adrian Cox and the integrated backing of the beautifully fluent Joe Webb on piano together with Simon Read bass and Gethin Jones on drums.
This now well-established project of some two and a half years was reflected in the wonderfully relaxed professional approach of Adrian narrating much of Edmund Hall’s life with fascinating detail and humour. This covered not only the well-documented period with Louis, but also his recordings with Teddy Wilson and featured Joe Webb’s exceptional technique on the piano. The tunes from Edmund Hall’s first album under his own name, ‘Petit Fleur’ were remembered with not only the title tune but also ‘Clarinet Marmalade’ full of flowing ideas. The first set was completed with a six-tune medley of Ellington compositions. The lively interpretations continued unabated in the second set with Rumpus on Rampart Street and a nostalgic ‘You made me Love You, but I Didn’t Want To Do It’, from 7-inch record made in Buenos Aires that Adrian still has a copy of, together with a member of the audience. An evening of exciting music with warm audience interaction.

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