Park Lane Group Concert: Charlotte Bradburn and Adam Caird
[11th January 2001, Purcell Room, London]
15 January 2001
dainty noises with the saxophone. Bradburn showered us with hot
licks, breathy moans, clicking keys. After a jazzy warm-up from
Caird's own Williamsburg Bridge, Gary Carpenter's Sonata
offered a delicious showcase with its hurtling rhythms and fat dollop
of blues in the centre.
Yoshimatsu's Fuzzy Bird Sonata was another high-flying delight;
Joe Cutler¹s recent piece Urban Myths spun its notes
Bradburn's blazing virtuosity was matched too, by Caird's piano
cannot be easy keeping pace with molten sound rushing out of a sax's
mouth, but Caird made it seem so.
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