Also the sextet themselves seemed colourless and somewhat overawed by Pine’s huge presence, especially as he had an alarming tendency to jab out the pulse with an imperious forefinger during their solo spots.
Still, Courtney Pine just doing his thing, careening up and down with phenomenal velocity and accuracy, is something to behold.
Always check the information provided before you book tickets.Here the frustratingly generalised Caribbean flavour became tangy, and real.Links to all external websites for organisations on this page are available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page. Would we get something more intriguing and exploratory, now that the big man with the dreadlocks and wide smile had warmed us all up? Pine’s recent album House of Legends explores his Caribbean heritage, and this gig was based mostly on that album, though with reduced forces.Pine loves to roam around different traditions, and his recent Europa project was a fascinating reinterpretation of the many things he’d encountered on his tours, from Genoese sailor’s songs to Norwegian folk-song. But it has to be said the subtlety was less evident here.