What an AMAZING week we’ve had. The drumming phenomenon that is ‘Thunder Duo’ blew us all away on Wednesday night. Friday we had a blast from the past, true music legends ‘Latin Quarter’. I don’t know about you but I can’t remember a week this exciting. Right, lets talk music.
Arguably the worlds most unique drum act ‘Thunder Duo’ came down to the Cavern on Wednesday. They arrived at the venue early as the drummer Gabor Dornyei had just received his brand new hand made Sonor drum kit which you can see in the picture below. I know, I wouldn’t know what to do with it either other then stair at it with wide eyes. Gabor certainly new what do with it, the partnership of Gabor and Kornel Horvath was out of this world. The complex interchanging rhythms were mind boggling as at one point Gabor got everyone clapping but when they started playing a bizarre polyrhythm to the tempo, the audience’s timing fell apart but Thunder Duo remained perfectly in time. Incredible.
The evening was sponsored by Andertons and Sabian who generously donated some amazing raffle prizes. Thunder Duo also had a question and answer session in which they revealed their secrets. Kornel explained his unique style of playing and how he developed it from watching Indian percussion players. I could go on forever talking about these guys but its better if you go to their official site www.thunderduo.com to find out more about this amazing act.
On Friday, after two years since their last visit we had Latin Quarter return to the Cavern . You may remember them from the 80′s with their hit record ‘Radio Africa’. It was amazing to see them still touring and making new music. As well as playing some of their classic hits they also played tracks from their latest album ’Ocean Head’ which I highly recomend.
Album Of the week!!!
It’s that time of the week again, this weeks album is ‘Maridian’ by Pete Roth. I know I shouldn’t have favorites but this is deferentially the best Jazz album in my collection. From haunting moments that leave you hanging on one note to massive drum solo’s and guitar lines that scream class, this is an album that every Jazz fan MUST HAVE in their collection. Each track has a story and paints a picture in your head, ‘First Snow’ does this the most, its seems to hit you at your core and forces you to give it your full attention.
Well I guess that’s just about it for this week, hope to see you at one of our nights. Don’t forget to comment and remember, keep music live