Geoff Simkins Quartet
The Verdict, Brighton
Friday 11th July, 2014
Firstly, it was fantastic to see pianist Nikki Iles back in Brighton. Secondly, it was great to see her performing with local legend (and newly ‘acclaimed’) Geoff Simkins.
Bassist Simon Woolf continues to impress with some fine arco soloing and a strong, solid rhythmic accompaniment. Drummer Paul Clarvis isn’t afraid to play what other drummers wouldn’t dare play.
Nikki’s fluid lines were a good match for Geoff’s West Coast cool sound.
Nikki Iles appears at All Saints Church in Hove with Saxophonist Karen Sharp on Wednesday 10th September at 1pm.