WALDO FABIAN Sextet
Waldo Fabian Bass / Vocals
Ed Goyer Vibraphone / Mallet Kat
Lee McIver Trumpet / Flugelhorn
Tim Rollinson Guitar
Trevor Brown Saxes
Rob Cornish Drums
Waldo Fabian was a founding member of the Catholics. He is a bassist, composer, singer, and producer who has worked with various pop, Latin and jazz bands and musicians such as The Party Boys, Floyd Vincent, Disco Montego, Delta Goodrem, Swoop, Anthony Copping and Robin Loau as well as having three solo albums to his credit - Dejame Tocarte, Loco and Groovy Cumbia.
“Watching Waldo Fabian work a bass is complete magic. The rich sound, pulsing with Latino sex appeal pulsed dark, thumping and vibrant. If aesthetic was an interesting combination in the previous set, the eroticism of the Latin Jazz vibrating around the walls of the church was a Freudian wet dream. Fabian was soon joined by the other band members and the wild writhing lashings of sound washed over, around and through us.
The compulsion to dance was intense, and though Fabian invited the audience to on several occasions, the grim head shaking of all those statues of Jesus won the day, and we remained pulsing in our seats. It was a great affect and a perfect way to writhe and sweat to the salsa beat.
All the musicians were wonderful, Goyer’s thrashed harmonium licking at the ears while the horns of McIver and Bowd pounded away at the lower chakras. Only the rhythmic power of Rob Cornish’s drums grasped firmly at the feet and kept the experience earth-bound and real. A stunning set.”
Kinetic Jazz Festival Review, 2013