Well what can I say about the 8th Hampshire Jam!
Musiczeit did a superb job in taking over the reins from Steve Jenkins.
The day kicked off with Airsculpture They set the tone for the rest of the event. Starting off with a measured sound typical of their usual work they built to a frenzied finale that nearly literally shook the hall down.
Is it the event or is it the mix of audience or the history of Hampshire Jam that seems to bring out the competitive spirit in the groups with each trying to out do each other for great music.
Next up were Radio Massacre International who forte is pure improvised sessions. Now with a second soloist Martin Archer on a variety of wind instruments, to compliment Gary Houghton The result was electrifying as they both worked with and yet tried to out do each other at the same time to give a outstanding performance that further weakened the halls foundations.
With the bar being moved up after each group.