Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Comin' home, baby.

Now that was a night to remember. We were lucky enough to have John Etheridge playing for us - this month he is headlining at Ronnie Scotts and at The Pizza express.

Ted Beament on keyboards was on blistering form;

Somewhere behind the Saxophone is Derek Nash, he's up there with Art Themen as my favourite sax player;

He ended the first set with Mel Tormé's 'Comin' home, baby', which is just so cool.

While I was listening to him playing his giant, baritone sax I was kicking myself. At the beginning of this month he had an outing with 'The Derek Nash Funk Experience' down at The Hideaway. Now that's somewhere we should have been.

In the second set they played 'Summer Samba', which I've heard him play before. It was a hot and sticky night - just right for a little latin rhythm and an array of percussion instruments including a dried up orange filled with seeds.


He had a total of four different saxes with him. It's such a shame he put this one in the washing machine and shrunk it;

Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)

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