Sunday, April 13, 2014

Recording: Josh Cole's Standards Quartet

Artist: Josh Cole's Standards Quartet

Song: Pithecanthropus Erectus [composer: Charles Mingus]

Recorded at The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), March 26, 2014.

Josh Cole's Standards Quartet - Pithecanthropus Erectus

Full review to follow. If you weren't watching the band looking over the charts between numbers and tossing hushed inquiries back and forth, you might not have realized that this ad hoc ensemble was tackling some songs from their fakebooks without advance preparation, including the likes of "Lover Man", "Gentle Rain" and "You Don't Know What Love Is" (plus tunes by Ellington, Wayne Shorter and more). This was a chance for Cole — joined by Ryan Driver, Nick Fraser and Nicole Rampersaud — to kick the tires a little before taking these songs for a ride.

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