Tom Stephenson Trio / Kevin MacKenzie Trio
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Mackenzie’s beautiful guitar-bass-drums trio with Mario Caribe and Alan Cosker play with “an impeccably light and contemporary sound, weaving fresh, fragrant melodic lines around one another” (Jazzwise). “Absorbing… a winner…highly recommended (Jazz Views). Opening the concert, Stephenson makes his EJBF debut with his regular Trio of Mark Hendry and Greg Irons. They’re a different generation but still influenced by the same Metheny/Frisell/Abercrombie axis. Scotland meets middle America in sophisticated jazz land.