6 September 2017
Some things are well worth the wait, and Karl Charity's apperance at the Royal Oak on the 6th Sept was one such occasion. Karl is one of our favourite guest soloists and plays trumpet, flugelhorn and sings with a mellow and soulful timbre. His delivery is warm and equally at home with up-tempo swing numbers and what the great saxophonist Alan Barnes calls "after-hours finger-snappers". Karl kept the house band on its toes throughout the evening, handing out the music for each tune with just a brief indication of style and tempo. A lively and entertaining night ensued, full of inspired musical exchanges and good-humoured banter between the band and audience.
Next month features the multiple saxes of David Brown on October the 4th.