Live Review: Mark Kavuma at The Verdict
Mark Kavuma & ‘The Banger Factory’
The Verdict, Brighton
Friday 20th July, 2018
New Generation Jazz have had a consistently excellent programme of presenting up and coming musicians on the current jazz scene and Mark Kavuma’s band were no exception. Performing original material from the young trumpeter’s debut album, Kavuma, the band displayed a thorough knowledge of bebop and hard bop, with Kavuma often sounding confident and fluent on tunes reminiscent of Clifford Brown.
The combination of two tenor saxophones and guitar gave the band a unique sound, with both Ruben Fox and Mussinghi Brian Edwards taking some breathtaking solos, with their classic tone combining with a more contemporary fluency.
The highlight of the second set was the two tenors performing a slow and thoughtful rendition of Body and Soul, with Mussinghi Brian Edwards performing a memorable solo.
Mark Kavuma, trumpet; Mussinghi Brian Edwards, tenor sax; Ruben Fox, tenor sax; Artie Zaitz, guitar; Tim Thornton, double bass; Will Cleasby, drums.
(Photo of Mark Kavuma by Lisa Wormsley)