PHOTOS: Daniel Casimir Quartet at the Spice of Life

Daniel Casimir
Photo credit : Monika S. Jakubowska
Photographer Monika S. Jakubowska went to hear the Daniel Casimir Quartet at the Spice of Life on 18 April 2018. Explanatory picture captions courtesy of Paul Pace, the promoter at the Spice:   

First-call young bassist/bandleader Dan Casimir laid solid foundations for dreamy soundscapes...

Olly Sarkar
Photo credit : Monika S. Jakubowska
Drummer Olly Sarkar maintained the groove in a contemplative manner whilst dropping accents via his kit and effects unit.

Tess Hirst
Photo credit : Monika S. Jakubowska
Full toned Tess Hirst sang her own heartfelf lyrics expressing the sentiments of today's urban issues: the whys, wherefors with a proposed 'call to action'...

Daniel Casamir (left) and  Tess Hirst
Photo credit : Monika S. Jakubowska

Though at times the music possessed political bite there was good humour between the performers and a good interaction with an attentive audience.


Tess Hirst and Tobie Carpenter
Photo credit : Monika S. Jakubowska
Guitarist Tobie Carpenter has been moving forward as a more expressive player. His focus was serious leading to spacey melodic motifs atop the rhythm.

Dan Casimir
Photo credit : Monika S. Jakubowska
Smiles and relaxed posture from Dan and Tess revealed and ease and joy of performance, taking the audience on a poignant journey as the music from Dan's latest album Escapee was exposed layer by layer following the extended Mingus opener, a political musical statement of Fable of Faubus with an uncomfortable resonance in our still currently divided world society.

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