DUSKI – 20th October

Duski began back in 2009 as a jazz trio featuring Aidan Thorne alongside young tenor saxophonist Greg Sterland and that stalwart of the Welsh jazz scene, Mark O’ Connor at the drums. They have since morphed into a five piece band, with Dan Messore on guitar and Paul Jones on keyboard.

However, for this concert they appear in their four person format, minus the keys, with their new cinematically inspired music. They will play some of their favourite songs as well as some of their original music that will be featured on the up coming album Make a Wish.

Their original material has been described as ‘Progressive jazz at its best’ (Aberjazz) and ‘A refreshing taste of ambient grooved out jazz’.

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  1. Welsh winners

    Tension was high in the upstairs bar of Tenby’s Imperial Hotel last Sunday [Oct 20] as Wales snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the Rugby World Cup. Downstairs, things were a little more relaxed as tables were laid for the regular Jazz Lunch, which welcomed renowned Welsh ensemble Duski.

    Started as a trio of sax, double-bass and drums in 2009, the group took on guitar and keyboards along the way. Keyboard player Paul Jones was not on parade at the Imperial (perhaps he was watching the rugby) but the music was in eminently safe hands with bassist Aidan Thorne, tenor sax player Greg Sterland, guitarist Dan Messore and drummer Mark O’Connor.

    Playing a mixture of their own material and some standards from the American Songbook, the four players captured the spirit of a wide repertoire, impressing both as soloists and as an ensemble.

    Aidan Thorne’s bass playing was notable for its clarity and focus, Greg Sterland drew a truly mellow tone from the tenor sax, Dan Messore’s guitar was warm and expressive, and Mark O’Connor almost stole the show with some of the most inventive drumming you could hope to hear, constantly adding to the texture with great subtlety.

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