Partisans at The Vortex, London, March 30th, 2007.

Jazz-Rock group the Partisans are celebrating ten years together with a monthly residency at the Vortex and their opening March performance featured special guest Jim Watson on Hammond Organ. This group has led the way for the new generation of jazz artists in the UK with their combination of the energy of a rock band with the subtlety and improvisational brilliance of world-class jazz musicians.
Partisans at The Vortex, London, March 30th, 2007.
Drummer Gene Calderazzo and bassist Thaddeus Kelly responded to every impulse from the soloists while remaining locked in perfect sync, alternating between rock, latin and hard bop mode without flinching, while Phil Robson and Jim Watson created a dense but never muddy texture allowing for some sombre, some mysterious and some flat out raucous playing, including some mean hard-bop playing from Julian Siegel. What comes across from the group is a great sense of enjoyment and energy in the music, with were many smiles exchanged between the players as they played their hearts out. The enjoyment was reflected in the audience’s appreciation and the inevitable call for an encore, by which time the band was on white hot, blistering form.

Report: Mark Trounson

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website

If you do not change browser settings, you consent to continue. Learn more

I understand

Making The Cut Mpu 300x500px

Subcribe To Jazzwise


Call 0800 137201 to subscribe or click here to email the subscriptions team

Get in touch

Jazzwise Magazine,
St. Judes Church,
Dulwich Road, 
Herne Hill,
London, SE24 0PD.

0208 677 0012

Latest Tweets

Charlie Stacey Stirs Daniel Harding Quartet To Great Heights @verdictjazz @eddiemyer1…
Follow Us - @Jazzwise
Office vibes: seeing out the working day with bristling drones, sticky wheezes and lab-fried static courtesy of Phi…
Follow Us - @Jazzwise


© 2016 MA Business & Leisure Ltd registered in England and Wales number 02923699 Registered office: Jesses Farm, Snow Hill, Dinton, Salisbury, SP3 5HN . Designed By SE24 MEDIA