Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen at Ronnie Scotts

Soho,London. Thursday 26-January-2016.

A birthday treat for Mary - some New Orleans jazz

The Times had this to say about Jon Cleary's first appearance at Ronnies:

"It was the kind of sultry, groove-drenched New Orleans masterclass you always hope the fabled voodoo master Dr John will deliver, but which, sadly, he seldom does nowadays. And, irony of ironies, it was an English expat from deepest Kent whooping it up at the keyboard.
Cleary himself, who has a confident blue-eyed soul voice, switched between electric and acoustic keyboard on songs that often slipped into a sanctified gospel beat. His version of Junker’s Blues gave him the opportunity to stretch out at the piano and demonstrate his mastery of the New Orleans tradition." [Full review...]

Happy Birthday!

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