Live Review: Benn Clatworthy at The Verdict

Benn Clatworthy with the John Donaldson Trio

The Verdict, Brighton 22/11/13

This was yet another great evening of modern jazz at The Verdict with some terrific soloing by Sussex-based pianist John Donaldson. Clatworthy’s tenor playing was fiery at times and beautifully melodic during some delicate ballad renditions which had the audience on the edge of their seats. The highlight of the evening was Benn’s playing of Lonnie’s Lament as a Coltrane-style waltz, topped by a gentle encore of Blue In Green.

Benn Clatworthy, tenor sax; John Donaldson, piano; Simon Thorpe, bass; Matt Home, drums

Charlie Anderson