Derricott has always been one of our most surprising drummers, technically exciting while at ease in any improvisational situation, creating effortlessly and colourfully.
“When Jackson first recorded – with the subtle and distinctive Trio Apoplectic – I was not the only one who found a surprising echo of the floating lyricism, unusual intervals and limpid sound of Paul Desmond…”
What Felucca’s CD itself reminded me was that jazz, as a contemporary music, is being fed constantly by many influences, with the interesting paradox that many, if not most, younger jazz musicians can be more open to these influences and ideas than some in their audiences.
Alluvium (Alluvium Records) May 2014 Tiny Hearts Review by Mick Paddon Jazz and improvised music is performed in a wide variety of combinations of instruments – they range from musicians playing solo (most commonly on piano or guitar, but I have strong memories of a performance on a snare drum and high hat by Max …
Felucca is: James Loughnan (tenor saxophone), Abel Cross (electrical bass), Paul Derricott (drums, cymbals, voice)
In the goldfish bowl of the Australian jazz scene this might be the sort of calculated risk that we need to see more of. All evolution needs diversity and the occasional short sharp shock to the status quo.