This is a band I’ve been looking forward to hearing for some time ever since hearing a live set by them on Jazz on 3. On Wednesday they played their first live gig outside London at the Hare and Hounds in Birmingham supported by the Greyish Quartet. I thoroughly enjoyed the gig and both bands played great sets. Jazzlines are to be congratulated for putting on this gig. Ian Mann has already reviewed this gig on his site The Jazz Mann and since I wholeheartedly agree with what he wrote I won’t write my own review here. However I think it is worth echoing Ian’s comments about the size of the audience and the rapturous response they gave to Shabaka’s band. Jazzlines gigs at the Hare and Hounds seem to be drawing audiences that almost fill the room on a regular basis. Long may it continue.