You are here: Home Music Beat Midnight Channel cap off busy week of jazz music with packed CD release party
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Search

L.A. Beat

Midnight Channel cap off busy week of jazz music with packed CD release party

E-mail Print PDF

 Lethbridge had an excellent week of multiple jazz shows, Nov. 22-25, capped off by a beautiful performance  by local jazz collective Midnight Channel, who had a full, standing room only house for the CD release party for their debut album “Gemini Sunrise.” Saturday, Nov. 25. 

Stuart Dalby playing  with Midnight Channel. Photo by Richard Amery

 

Matthew Erdmann - Bass; Brandon deGorter - alto sax; Stuart Dalby - tenor sax; Chris Bernhardt - keyboards; Gabby Cabrerra-Lopex - percussion and drummer Drake McCheyne played an inspired and intense set of extended jams, mostly from their new CD. 

Matthew Erdmann playing  with Midnight Channel. Photo by Richard Amery

 

They often play Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens on Thursday, and have quite a dedicated and vocal following, looking at the size of the audience, who eagerly wecomed everybody’s solo with rousing cheers.

 

They laid down a hypnotic goove  capturing the audience in a web of   crazed jazz melodies, solos and plenty of percussion.

 Stuart Dalby played percussion on a wooden frog for one of the songs.

 

 There were a lot of keyboards , and plenty of saxophone, with two saxophonists cutting loose and a fantastic bassist Matthew Erdmann, who switched to an unusual exotic looking West African  instrument  called a ngomi for extra low bass notes.

 They were full of joy as all  of the musicians displayed some impressive chops, which drew rousing applause.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor


Share
Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 December 2023 14:07 )  
The ONLY Gig Guide that matters

Departments

Music Beat

ART ATTACK
Lights. Camera. Action.
Inside L.A. Inside

CD Reviews





Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner


Music Beat News

Art Beat News

Drama Beat News

Museum Beat News