FUNKERDEEN - review by Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman

Derek Nash created this saxophone-dominated outfit three decades ago and has revisited the concept at regular intervals ever since.  The current band features the leader on alto and soprano saxophones alongisde Scott Garland (alto), Gary Plumley (tenor and wood flute) and Bob McKay (baritone and woodwind), with tenor contributions on alternate tracks from either Simon Allen or Brandon Allen, plus a couple of guest appearances from Alan Barnes.....Pianist, Pete Adams, leads a supportive rhythm section and Jools Holland makes a rare guest appearance playing his characteristic boogie-woogie piano on Sticky Finger Boogie (Nash is a regular in his band).  Nash's attractively arranged compositions cover several bases, taking in funk (the vibrant title track, Funkerdeen, commemorates a lively night in Aberdeen), swing, blues, Latin, a splash of New Orleans and a touch of smooth jazz - Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman



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