FUNKERDEEN - Review by Jazz UK

Now entering its third decade, Derek's Nash's saxophone ensemble releases its sixth album of horn-led hits on Jazzizit Records.  The band's mixture of jazz, funk, occasional Latin swing and soul could be taken as either finely polished or rather smoooth depending on your preferences, but there's no doubting the professional qualities of the assembled players, with the likes of Nash, Simon Allen, Scott Garland and guest Alan Barnes all contributing some lively solos; Jools Holland enthusiastically boggie-woogies his way through one of the tracks as well.  The energy of the music ought to translate well to a live showm so two London gigs at the Bulls Head (24th June) and Pizza Express Soho (6th July) should be worth catching - Jazz UK



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