Last night we caught the Bryan Ferry tour at Lowry Center in Manchester, UK. Much of the show centered on his jazz orchestra who played both standards from the 1920’s along with instrumental versions of some of his hits, and those of Roxy Music. He was out in part to promote a new record, “The Jazz Age.” Not being a real fan of the period, it was not particularly the show we were hoping for, but Bryan’s voice was in fine form and his presence undiminished. Was a treat to hear “N.Y.C.” from our favorite of his records, 1994’s “Mamouna” along with a few of his most popular solo pieces, and a dose of core Roxy Music tracks, including “Love is the Drug”, “Let’s Stick Together”, “Take a Chance With Me” and the standard “Jealous Guy” aided nicely by the additional jazz ensemble. A fine night for Ferry’s brand of rock and soul.