20:00 | 07 Oct 21 | The Blue Lamp
Colin Steele Quintet
Colin’s a trumpeter who is passionate about making audiences feel good. He always plays with extraordinary passion - heart on his sleeve - whatever the music - Miles Davis, The Adderley Brothers, Louis Armstrong, he gets inside the tune and works the melody in a way that sets him up as a classic jazz improviser. We’ve heard him so many times recently recreating the music of jazz greats, we might forget that he’s the leader of a classic band himself, and the one that set out the framework for younger generations to follow. Fergus McCreadie, Matt Carmichael and many more, owe a huge debt to the crusading path established by Colin.
A welcome return, then, for the Colin Steele Quintet playing a set full of original compositions. His recordings and concerts are warm, life affirming, and thrilling in their effect. He disarms the most hardened jazz fan with the power and beauty of his music and his playing speaks strongly to audiences of all musical tastes. “A repertoire singing with Celtic melody, lovingly threaded into the American jazz tradition” with Dave Milligan (piano,) Konrad Wiszniewski (saxophones), Calum Gourlay(bass), Alyn Cosker(drums)