Friday, November 18, 2005

The gig with Corey Mwamba at LJF 2005

Had a very enjoyable couple of days hanging out and creating music with Corey Mwamba.Last nights gig at the Purcell rooms was a London Jazz Festival gig and we were on a double bill with Big Air the project that features Chris Batchelor,Steve Buckley,Oren Marshall,Jim Black and Myra Melford it was a good audience very attentive and Big Air were superb and Full on from the word go.Some friends actually flew over from Italy to see the gig while someone else flew in from Holland so I was real glad that they enjoyed our playing.Corey played some lovely Dulcimer plus the Vibes and I managed to get some loops running on computer using the Acid 5 software that was very easy to use and program.There was one strange scary moment when up popped a window on the Laptop screen with a notice that said my wifi had picked up the south bank centres signal and was now going on line.I panicked thinking it was now going to mess up the loops,but manged to stop it just in time.My only regret was not being able to go to Steve Lawson's opening gig at the Darbouka as we couldn't get there in time.

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