One of our greatest trumpeters, Steve Waterman, leads a star quartet playing a mix of well-known standards and Steve’s compositions from his successful recordings.
Steve Waterman (tpt), Gareth Williams (p), Marianne Windham (b), Dave Barry (d)
Review by Steve Duffy:
Excellent concert. First half, Steve did standards and compositions by other trumpeters, such as Joyspring by Clifford Brown and one written by Freddie Hubbard, ending the first set with a great version of All Blues, featuring Marianne Windham on bass. In the second half there were tunes by Benny Golson (Whisper Not) and Dexter Gordon (Hanky Panky), and more of his own compositions, including October Arrival, a gorgeously melodic ballad named by Mike Garrick – Steve confessed that he could write the tunes but struggled to think of names for them. They finished with a rendition of Clark Terry’s Haig & Haig. Steve played superbly throughout well supported by the rest of the great band.