Two friends who create music from puzzle pieces that snap harmoniously into one another are about to release their first EP called “Hidden Depths.” It's an easy ride to the perfect bite: great melody, skilled improv and intuitive pacing, featuring Chris Bestwick on guitar, Graeme Flowers on trumpet and friends (see below), otherwise known as... Continue Reading →
Cool Grooves Brought to You on a Silver Platter
What sounds like soft “noodling” is a quick study in modes and harmonics. Guitarist Matt Chandler brings us from ethereal to picking up steam to flying high. Such sweet precision that it looks effortless. Equal weight with soloing is contributed by Ross Stanley (organ) and Eric Ford (drums). Nobody falters and fingers fly for all... Continue Reading →
The Labors and Rewards of the Double Bass with Dave Manington
Freshly-baked, experimental, with challenging time signatures that shift like tectonic plates, Dave Manington’s band Riff Raff is highly innovative. They have a new CD coming out in 2018 that’s totally different. And, he’s in two other bands. Keeping their identities separate is a snap for this dedicated and idea-driven double bassist. One example of unheard... Continue Reading →
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