Beres Hammond’s concert “A Moment in Time was a stunning production in a superb venue. However, even with excellent showings from nearly all the performers before Hammond, when he entered exchanging lines on the chorus of “Rock Me Tonight” with Freddie Jackson at 12:10 a.m. yesterday, it was the moment of the night that had been too long in coming for a huge audience that occupied about three-quarters of the available seating.
Thee audience cried out for each song performed by Hammond, burning happily in the morning sun of his 70s R&B and continuing with shortened versions of “One Dance”, “Step Aside Now”, “Groovy Little Thing”, “Double Trouble” and “Putting Up Resistance most standing throughout as the rockers hit home.
After paying respect to Alton Ellis with an acapella version of “Weeping Willow”,
The late start aside, ‘Moment’ was spot-on with stunning performances to match the location, with very smooth alteration that saw performers exchanging places on a well-lit stage without any announcement. The Mighty Diamonds walked out with “Right Time” and rub a dubbed their way to “Pass the Kutchie”, before delivering the R&B of “There’s No Me Without You”, earning a standing ovation from the audience.
“Rockaway” was not performed that night.