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21/04/2006 John Fordham


The popular late-1950s hard-bop style (Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey were among its big-time exponents) emphasised the blues and soul inflections in 1940s bop and added an extra infusion of laconic postwar cool. Killer Shrimp is a British quartet led by two of Europe's most creative exponents of the approach - saxophonist Ed Jones (who has a wide following through his work with fusion stars Us3) and the fluent and gold-toned trumpeter Damon Brown.
Streets away from being a retro-set, this cracking session gives straightahead listeners all the hustling uptempo blowing on bristling bop melodies they could want (check Brown's poise and mix of glowing and growling, and the still-evolving Jones's multilayered lyricism at speed on Last of the Mohitos).

A drum'n'bass feel unexpectedly drives the otherwise dreamily elegant Marielyst, the two horns dance in hymnal slow harmony on Prayer, and Walkin' On imaginatively sets up an understated Brown funk vocal with a softly pumping bass-clarinet riff. Telling tunes, coolly crafted harmonies, powerful horn-playing and a great young rhythm section in bassist Ben Hazleton and drummer Troy Miller.

 

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