With several regulars at the Inverloch Jazz Festival it was a slow to start to the day. Geoff was first up on the keyboard followed by Noel who was road testing his new ear plugs. Taariq left the bass to take over the keys for quite a while and did a great job until Don and Kay arrived to continue his good work. This allowed him to give Michael a rest on the drums. To demonstrate that he can do it all he then grabbed his guitar and sang a couple of numbers. Glen also played on the skins.
Pete played a long stint on bass until Andrew turned up. Fermin and a young guy who also sang were the main guitarists.
The front line, on a day of mainly instrumentals, was ably led by Luis on his soprano saxophone and Laurie on the tenor. John, Will, Noel and myself added more tenor sounds from time to time. Evan put in some smooth clarinet and Trevor chipped in from time to time with his harmonica.
Highlight of the day was a version of Dizzy Gillespie’s Birk’s Works introduced by Luis. The lowlights….well….. let’s not go there.
Disappointed that not one Wayne Shorter tune was played at this jam.
Melbourne Jazz Jammers, we don’t just make mistakes, we practice them until they are almost perfick…
And we will do it all again at The Leinster Arms, Gold Street Collingwood, Sunday 19th March 2017, at 4.00pm.