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Adrienne Hindmarsh Trio

On 24 August, the Nelson Jazz Club was treated to an evening with the Adrienne Hindmarsh Trio at the Vic Mac?s Brew Bar. Not surprisingly, there was a good turn out of club members and a strong contingent of the band members? family and friends leaving standing room only in the band side of the establishment. With the Tasman Makos rugby team occupying the other side for dinner, the place was packed!
With Adrienne and Josh Hindmarsh on organ and guitar, respectively, and Roger Sellers on drums, the trio launched the performance with a fairly standard arrangement of ?East Of The Sun? and then hinted at the range of genres that they intended to apply their impressive abilities to by following on with Stevie Wonder?s ?Isn?t She Lovely?, a folksy rendition of Sting?s ?Fields Of Gold? and back to standards with ?Dancing Cheek To Cheek?. The rest of the first set continued the theme of variety with Latin (Manha de Carnival), gospel (People Get Ready) and rollicking blues (Route 66).
The relaxed professionalism, smooth co-ordination and superb soloing skills of all three continued to provide the platform for the songs featured in the second and third sets, ranging from ballads such as ?Almost Like Being In Love? and ?Where Or When? through a sultry rendition of ?Georgia?, a jaunty version of ?Misty? and an incredibly up-tempo ?Alfie?s Theme? before returning to blues for the finale of ?Never Make Your Move Too Soon?.
In response to the high level of musicianship on display, one or two of the local musicians were heard to utter some critical self evaluations (such as, ?I think I will go home and use my guitar for firewood?) although the smiles on their faces betrayed that all had had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Isn?t it great that Adrienne and Josh come home from time to time and treat us to such wonderful performances?