|After our first gig, at Hot Club de Gand, in Ghent.|
There's a gallery of photos from the tour here, and our updates from the road are here.
I posted the tunes I was including in our book— we ended up playing:
Mothers Of The Veil
Strange As It Seems
Owl of Cranston
Valse de Melody
And less frequently:
Comme Il Faut
Las Vegas Tango
Olhos de Gato
Here's the group playing Mopti, by Don Cherry, at the Jazz Station in Brussels:
The musicians there are: Weber Iago — piano / Jean-Paul Estievenart — trumpet / Olivier Stalon — bass / Todd Bishop — drums
It's funny, this was the second gig of the tour, I was feeling pretty jetlagged, and felt that the group was under-rehearsed, and that we were kind of hacking out a performance; with a little distance from it, though, you forget what you were feeling, and what you were trying to do, and you can see the thing for the respectable performance it is. That's become one of my rules: the gig was always better than you think it was. I can't promise that holds for everyone at all times— it most certainly doesn't, in fact— but time and time again I have heard recordings from what I thought was a really off night, and they are inevitably totally fine, or even good.
So, now it falls on me to make a new record fast— which is how I like to do them— and get booking the November '14 tour in January/February... onward...