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Double Helix play beautiful jazz music

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The Slice featured Vancouver jazz duo Double Helix playing for owner Derek Hoyle’s birthday, Wednesday, April 29.Double Helix, Tony and Peter Chotem, at the Slice, April 29. Photo by Richard Amery

Brothers Tony and Peter Chotem, played mostly instrumental music, crouched on chairs and hidden m behind music stands.
 On of the brothers punched buttons on a drum machine for a couple of numbers, which they didn’t really need, but it freed them both up to solo.

 One played a nylon string classical guitar, they other had an acoustic.
 They played mostly originals and mostly  instrumental, though they sang a little. A couple highlights were a pretty instrumental version of Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman.”

 Though they had  only a handful of people, they played a third set as a few people trickled in from the sold out Tea Party concert at the Yates.

They opened that by singing happy birthday to Derek.

 A highlight of that set, full of pretty finger picking and harmonics, was a jazzy version of blues classic “Sweet Home Chicago.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 May 2019 09:00 )  
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