Reviews and Feedback

Hello Adrian!  Your gig  last Thursday was a breath of fresh air. My wife and I travel all over the place for our jazz and in truth, when some bands include originals in their play lists, all too often the writing is  lacking in inspiration. However in the case of Interplay that is clearly not the case. Also it is good to hear a band which doesn’t have to include a vocalist. Furthermore, the audience participation wasn’t in any sense self conscious. Instead it achieved the challenge of reaching out to the audience, which not all bands are capable of doing. Keep up the good work and thank you for a satisfying evening of colourful and engaging jazz! 
JB, Chesterfield
Dear Wendy,
Thank you for organising such a brilliant gig last Thursday …. ‘Interplay’ were a fine band, moving from soft, atmospheric exploration to punchy, boppy stuff effortlessly!…and good fun! Excellent.
TF, Chesterfield

Another great evening of jazz at the Chesterfield Jazz Club.  Interplay were GREAT!, melodious and funky at the same time. And the audience participation was fun. So to all those who didn’t venture out in the cold February air you missed a smashing night. I hope you’ll be able to get them back again soon.

TF, Chesterfield

‘Good gig Adrian ~ I like your compositions, nice variations in rhythm, tempo, dynamics etc.   I particularly like Neil on keyboard, very inventive.   Lovely evening’

ST, Leamington

‘Fans of Interplay are in despair over the long wait until the next gig! Great jazz night, Adrian, you guys were on top form’

AJ, Coventry

‘Really tight and creative.  Lovely stuff’

FB, Leamington

‘We have had so many compliments about the “fantastic Jazz band” at our wedding. You were such a hit. Thank you so much!’

GM, Warwick

‘The best performance at Sheffield Jazz@Lescar for as long as I can remember; tight, varied, enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyable. I even bought the CD! Please come back again soon’

Audience comment, Sheffield

‘A great night’

Promoter, Mayfield Staffs

‘Just seen the returns from Hatton – fantastic!’

John Laidlaw, Executive Director Live and Local

About ‘Introducing Interplay’ –

Litvinoff leads the group with strong double bass. Adrian wrote all but two of the tunes on this debut CD, and they are all melodious and memorable….the arrangements are warm and imaginative.

There is a wide range of styles – from the funkiness of Island via the dreamy buoyancy of Rising on Thermals to the African influence in The Shuffle.

And there are some good solos, especially from the very talented saxophonist Alan Wakeman. Alan supplies some smart soprano sax on Hang Around and he states the theme of Rising on Thermals with feeling. But then he has played for Graham Collier, John Dankworth and Don Rendell. Trombonist Richard Baker also makes some worthwhile contributions, having graduated from classical music to jazz. The rhythm section fulfils its role confidently, with agreeable solos from all three members.

Tony Augarde

Jazz CD Reviews

‘A quintet with a big sound’ – Stratford Jazz June 2010

“A big thank you to you all for last night’s performance” Lincolnshire promoter June 2010

“The best night out we have ever had” “Brilliant! Nice to join in too!” Audience Comments, Ashford War Memorial Institute February 2010

“Fabulous musicians”  Derbyshire promoter February 2010

“Excellent.  First class performance – superb atmosphere. A really enjoyable evening.” Audience Comments, Chebsey Village Hall February 2010

“Brilliant musicians and wonderful performance”  “Good entertainment”  “No need to travel to Birmingham”  “Excellent musicians”  Staffordshire audiences’ comments October 2009

Thank you for coping with stage and acoustics. Promoter was very pleased with performance and said that the quality was excellent and that it gave the venue the opportunity to develop different audiences.  Comments to Live & Local Staff, Post Mill Centre, South Normanton  October 2009

I am writing to say thank you to you and your fellow group members following your recent performance at Cannock Wood & Gentleshaw Village Hall.  I am still getting comments about the quality of your show. Everyone was delighted with the evening and were pleased to have been invited to take part in the second half. I hope that you all got as much enjoyment out of the evening as we did. It was most impressive.  Staffordshire promoter, October 2009

INTERPLAY grooved their way through a selection of well-known and lesser-known instrumentals…the band delighted the crowd by mixing gentle harmonies with scintillating solos

Coventry Telegraph, May 24th 2008

Alan Wakeman made a big impression with INTERPLAY’s special Coventry styling engineered by leader Adrian Litvinoff

Leamington Courier, May 30th 2008

Their musicianship and professionalism was faultless

Derbyshire promoter, November 2008

Very high quality for the money

Warwickshire promoter, July 2007

Just seen the returns for Hatton. Fantastic!

John Laidlaw
Executive Director, Live & Local

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