Monday, March 12, 2007
A tale of two shows
Ok I admit it, the headline was cheesy but the Australian Art Orchestra managed to put one over me in that department. A four man outfit that stepped out the ranks of the 21 member strong AAO. They were led by the trombone playing skills of Adrian Sheriff . Now, I accept the trombone. Like it even. But I'd much rather catch it as a part of even a 3 man horn section than as a lead instrument. It isn't limited, it's just a bit two dimensional. Anyway, they were sort of tepid on the warmer side and downright atrocious when they tried to incorporate Carnatic taalams into their playing. I'd like to listen to the whole AAO before writing the name off.
Lineup: Carl Dewhurst (guitar), Adrian Sheriff (trombone), Alister Spence (piano) and Niko Schauble (drums)
Lehera was nice. Yup, that's about it.
Prakash Sontakke - Hindustani Slide Guitar & Vocals
S. Karthik - Ghatam and Percussion
Prashant John - Guitar, Flute and Vocals
TAS Mani - Mridangam