Jean Toussaint’s Roots And Herbs

Percy Pursglove plays; Jean Toussaint listens (Photo © Garry Corbett)

Percy Pursglove plays; Jean Toussaint listens (Photo © Garry Corbett)

Pictures and words by Garry Corbett

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
05-02-16

Percy Pursglove stepped in for the absent Byron Wallen with only a short rehearsal between himself and Mr Toussaint. He hadn’t played with the band prior to taking the stage. I think this flying by the seat of his pants paid off because they were all playing out of their skins. There was heavy emphasis on Wayne Shorter’s compositions for Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and tremendous playing from all concerned. Another triumph for the Arena Theatre.

The Roots And Herbs frontline: Jean Toussaint, Percy Pursglove and Dennis Rollins (Photo © Garry Corbett)

The Roots And Herbs frontline: Jean Toussaint, Percy Pursglove and Dennis Rollins (Photo © Garry Corbett)



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2 replies

  1. Watched Percy Pursglove at Landudno Jazz last year, excellent player

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