James Taylor Quartet, RWCMD, Cardiff

Cheesy choons from the last of the Hammond heroes. Pleasure to see JTQ after what must be 15 years. Last time probably in Brighton’s Concorde club or the Brighton Centre.

Still dapper in mod three-piece suit behind his big black monster of an organ. Still inspired by Jimmy Smith, who has died since the last time I saw this band, which makes him pretty much the remaining torch-bearer of Hammond organ music. Only one I’m vaguely aware of anyway.

About 250 people in the Dora Stoutzker theatre at the immensely impressive RWCMD’s swanky new base.

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