Jazz for every occasion
Derry Jazz Festival Day 1

We got here in the afternoon and settled into the City Hotel which is more or less festival HQ. We had a nice set with the band. The legendary Gay Macintyre sat in on alto for “Body and Soul.” He played great and has nice harmonies and tone. I enjoyed him and he enjoyed me. He said afterward that I had my own thing going and seemed pleasantly surprised. Nice warm cat.

The drummer was a local. He played way too loud and was busy and didn’t swing. I bought some earplugs in the music store in case I have to play with him again…I hope not..


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