Live Review: Don Weller Quartet at The Verdict

Don Weller Quartet

The Verdict, Brighton

Friday 6th December, 2013

 

    On the evening when jazz fans learnt of the sad news of Stan Tracey’s passing it was fitting for Don Weller to start the set with a Stan Tracey blues.

    This evening was classic Don Weller, in a jazz club playing standards, but also a new-look Don Weller trying out some new arrangements and playing some original compositions.

    The more obscure Hey There (from the musical Pajama Games and made famous by Doris Day) was yet another great tune that featured some great soloing from both Don Weller and pianist John Donaldson.

    A unique version of Love For Sale followed and this was a perfect vehicle for Arnie Somogyi’s impressive soloing.

 

Charlie Anderson

 

Don Weller, tenor sax; John Donaldson, piano; Arnie Somogyi, double bass; Dave Barry, drums.