I’ve been cranking and have let my writing here slip a little. All for good causes, though! Last Friday night was a great night at the Lotus Moon Dance studio in Rollinsford. Thanks to Tim Webb and Thom Keith for setting up the show and opening the show. Thanks to Charlie Kohlhase and Luther Gray for the great music. Saturday night the Combo Sabroso packed the Press Room for a great night of dancing. Thanks to Matt, Ernesto, Alex Paulo and Tim for rippin it up.
Coming up…Monday 2/26 at the Press Room with Rob Duquette and Time Webb. Should be a blast. Come on by and say hello. Friday night back at the Dogfish in Portland with Jim, Curtis and Jan. Next week Matt Jenson’s annual “One Hour of Dub” concert at the David Friend Recital Hall at Berklee. Always a great time. The David Tonkin Quartet has a few gigs this month; the regular Monday at the Barley House in Concord on the 12th and the Press Room on the 26th. If you find yourself in Concord on the 8th, come on by Concord Community Music School for the Bach’s Lunch concert series. David, Don and I will be performing some of Jimmy Giuffre’s music from his wonderful trio with Jim Hall and Bob Brookmeyer, among other selections. It’s a free concert so grab your lunch and come in ad enjoy it while we serenade you.
Thanks to my saturday morning ensemble at PMAC for performing on the Music Hall stage in Portsmouth for The Bad Plus. We worked up three tunes to present for a clinic this past saturday and the group rose to the occasion. Great job Calvin, Reily, Raice, Tim and John. The members of the Bad PLus had some great comments for us and we look forward to working some of their ideas into our next performance.