“Inspired” – SUNDAY TIMES
“Lovingly curated examples of great music from the ancestral repertoire of jazz” – JAZZ DA GAMA
“Swings from start to finish” – JUST JAZZ
“Laid-back swing and clever interplay makes their music feel fresh and vibrant” – JAZZ SOCIETY OF OREGON
The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920’s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blueses, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians such as Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton and Red Nichols.
Fronted by Chris Barber’s long-time clarinetist David Horniblow, an established figure on the London jazz scene and American pianist Andrew Oliver, a recent arrival to the UK, the band is anchored by the unstoppable pulse of London’s finest rhythm guitarist Dave Kelbie. The bass chair is occupied by native Londoner Tom Wheatley, in demand across many genre boundaries with his huge sound and stylistic versatility.
The Dime Notes present a fresh take on a timeless style, emphasizing the propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial, and wildly popular.