Bobby Wellins with E17 Jazz, June 2011

Trawling for an image to go with Chris Parker’s review published below, I found video of Jazz Musician of the Year Bobby Wellins on fine form as he inspires, and draws inspiration and energy from, a different generation of British jazz players: E17 Jazz at Walthamstow Cricket Club in June 2011 with John Turville – Piano, Will Collier – Double Bass and Nick Smalley – Drums. With  Joe Auckland (his playing has been edited out, aw!) and later Robbie Robson on trumpet. As the footage comes to an end, Bobby is just starting to weave one of those inimitable magical slinky hidden counter-melodies in the shadows, against Robson’s statement of the tune.   

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