A.J. Leonard Trio

The concept for this trio is along the lines of classic jazz trios that have traditionally used piano, double bass and drums, in other words a rhythm section with melody and harmony. Here AJ’s ukulele substitutes for the piano while the cello of Jenny Rowlands covers the bass with a bonus string “section” as well. When writing the arrangements for the Sgt Pepper project, the idea of including drums was an obvious choice, but an inspired one, as Dan Harvey is a truly percussive drummer and a fine singer. His addition also contributes greatly to the duo’s repertoire of chamber folk, lounge and tropical swing.
Photos Nick Pitsas

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