The Alastair Kerr Quartet
- Date: Sunday, 11 October 2009, 9:30pm
- Venue: Bennetts Lane Jazz Club — 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, VIC
- Series: This event is part of the MJC series
- Tickets: $15/$10
The Alastair Kerr Quartet is the latest project from the drummer and composer; a distinctly Australian sound, but clearly influenced by his love of Brazilian and Cuban music. Well known to MJC audiences as a sideman, Kerr presents a programme of his own compositions for the first time. Long a fan of South American music, his tunes combine the intricate rhythms of samba, rumba, tango, and the like, with a quirky harmonic sense and high level of group interaction. The group's sound is underpinned by the responsive rhythm section of Kerr and Sam Zerna (acoustic bass), while Marc Hannaford's energetic and highly rhythmic work on piano spurs trumpeter Pat Thiele in his improvisations - alternatively angular and cascading - in a band that uses delicacy and space in equal measure with intense, driving grooves.
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