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"This was an enjoyable and energetic set featuring a raft of classic fusion material, plus one or two unexpected and very pleasing surprises. It was certainly very well received by an enthusiastic audience and the event proved to be a very successful [post pandemic] return to the live circuit for Jingu Bang."
The Jazz Mann (Jazz reviewer)
Brecon Jazz Festival - 2021
"Given the line-up of mostly familiar faces it was unsurprising to find Jingu Bang was a well-oiled machine delivering the impeccable grooves their repertoire demanded. The dominance of Herbie Hancock numbers meant that keyboard player Dale Hambridge could have a lot of fun, whether percussively chopping out classic flanged wah-wah chords or letting his right hand run riot with Fender Rhodes solos. Alongside him bass player Greig Robinson offered absolute reliability, with Ruth Hammond’s tenor sax stretching out the melodic ideas to usher in an emphatic solo from drummer Scott Hammond.
Lisa Cherian’s congas provided the atmospheric undertow that had been adding an Afro-Latin flavour throughout the evening, giving the whole sound some real distinction."
Tony Benjamin (B24/7)
The BeBop Club, Bristol - 2022
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"In terms of the audience reaction this was one of the most successful 'Music Spoken Here' shows thus far. The playing was excellent throughout with Ruth Hammond displaying an impressive ability as a multi-instrumentalist."
Ian Mann - Jazz Reviewer
The Marrs Bar, 'Music Spoken Here' event, Worcester, UK - 2023
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