And it ain’t sausages. Every so often, the jams see a whole bunch of new faces, real musicians and other rare creatures – and the last two or three Sundays have been like that. We are working on it, and should have it back in the doldrums fairly quickly. After last week’s two bass players called George, Eric from Canada on saxaphone seemed a positively modest aberration. Didn’t know they had saxaphones in Canada, thought it was mainly frostbite, lumberjacks and policemen in silly hats.
Ahem.. back to the point., Ah yes, I remember now, there wasn’t one. So… a fine jam session, with and assortment of saxes, serenadistas, pianists, guitars and drum bashers..
And Jack! Long term jammers may remember he was mowed down by a Pajero going backwards, whilst strolling across Queen Street. Jack, not the Pajero. Rumour has he was playing his trombone at the time. A complete defence against a charge of careless driving. Any, the crash has severely affected his trombone playing abilities, to the extent that he now sounds pretty damn good. He was good before of course, but not damn pretty. Anyway, a long convalescence ensued, which he survived despite Audrey telling me she was ready to throttle the old sod on several occasions, and it was great to see him back. Accompanied by his mate Brian Sullivan, who played a mean saxaphone. Has been around the block, methinks. They all sounded goodly.
And then Phil Hayter dipped in (he will be playing Celeste’s inaugural sesh at the Grand, which I am rather looking forward to.)
And Peter on Guitar laid down an very different lick to the ineffably unflappable Ben Stewart. Both good.
Bass duties fell to Doug Kuhn. He tells me it is pronounced “Keen”, but how you get to spell that D.o.u.g. is a mystery to me. Great playing.
Captain Chaos played no part in proceedings, as usual… or not, as the case may be.
So we all got to accompany Celeste and Chelly, and the afternoon swung.
And I haven’t mentioned, Keef, Ali, Peter, Sebastien, Curtis, Vinard etc.etc.
Sausage rolls all round.. see ya next week?