Chris Doherty, Pure Lured ***

The main portions of the piece build on a sax riff, the keys grooving back in response in a 1970s manner. So, a solo from fine player Meilana Gillard is one talking point. Notable too is a guitar response from Joseph Leighton who trades licks with …

Published: 8 Jul 2022. Updated: 33 days.

The main portions of the piece build on a sax riff, the keys grooving back in response in a 1970s manner. So, a solo from fine player Meilana Gillard is one talking point. Notable too is a guitar response from Joseph Leighton who trades licks with Meilana.

Leighton, once a student of the stimulating Austrian guitarist Hannes ''Grim Reaper'' Riepler, certainly adds a Peter Bernstein-like inventive scalar sweep to the track as the changes in the bass guitar line unfold to modulate and communicate harmonically with Meilana's aching solo.

'Pure Lured' - a Derry-ism for ''very happy'' - introduces Derry bass guitarist Chris Doherty who meshes very well here with keyboardist Neil Burns who is significant throughout the track, while drummer John Goodman keeps rugged time as the tune switches eventually back to the main theme. Drawn from Wise Up Wee Boy out on 16 September. Chris Doherty, photo: press

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