Geoff Simkins at The Snowdrop reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Geoff Simkins with Terry Seabrook

The Snowdrop, Lewes

Monday 23rd January, 2017

 

    Whilst alto saxophonist Geoff Simkins is well known for his West Coast cool and bebop playing, performing uptempo versions of Anthropology, Invitation and I Remember April, the highlight was a beautiful rendition of Billy Strayhorn’s ballad Chelsea Bridge which exhibited Simkins’ soft and delicate tone.

    Drummer Darren Beckett, a recent arrival to the area, impressed with his imaginative soloing on a simple and sparse drum kit.