The Verdict, Brighton
Friday 16th May
Former Ronnie Scott sideman Mornington Lockett performed at The Verdict with an all-star band including local drummer Spike Wells who was joined by his old friend pianist John Critchinson, who turns 80 later this year, and young(er) bassist Jeremy Brown.
After ‘Critch’ counted in The Way You Look Tonight at an unbelievably fast tempo, it only remained to be seen if the younger bassist could keep up. With great soloing from all involved, this was an evening of classic hard bop and standards, including a memorable version of Softly As In A Morning Sunrise.