Decadence — Live at the Lane

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(Independent)

SO many performances at Bennetts Lane are loved and lost — treasured experiences recalled, but not revisited. An exception is captured on Frock’s fifth album, recorded there live last year.
To Frock’s atypical instrumentation — Adam Starr (guitars), Anthony Schulz (accordion and piano), Craig Beard (vibraphone, percussion), Simon Starr (acoustic bass) and Dave Beck (drums, cymbals, percussion) — is added Anton Delecca on saxophones.
The range of instruments allows great variety in compositions by four band members, providing sublime interplay. Audience appreciation is evident in this inventive, intriguing and lively outing. Standouts are Adam Starr’s Sungo Tango, with great piano and bowed bass; his thoughtful African Thing, with an expressive accordion solo; and the Beard/Schulz piece Please Make Good Harmony, Mr Schulz, with excellent piano and vibes.

Review by ROGER MITCHELL

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