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Jessica Murphy Trio

by Mike Murphy.
One of the best recent turn-outs by Jazz Club members was treated to a
delightful evening by newcomer, Jessica Murphy, on piano and vocals,
Brett Holland on bass and Chris Pearson on drums. As a first gig after, I was
told, only a couple of rehearsals, the talent of all three members of this new
combination was clearly evident right from the opening bars of Stolen
Moments. From there, it quickly became obvious that we were in for a
refreshing and enjoyable performance.
The programme included, among many other fine arrangements,
outstanding renditions of Softly As A Morning Sunrise and Blue Bossa, solid
renditions of standards such as Stella By Starlight and Night and Day, and
sultry interpretations of Lover Man and Fever all with great solos by all
concerned. The band concluded the evening with a funky version of
Autumn Leaves, having held the attention throughout of several regulars
who usually head home after the first set.