James Steele – Baritone Sax
Jon Hall – Piano
Neil Sharkey – Double Bass
Mike Sharkey – Drums
This was a very enjoyable evening with a mix of old and new, tunes we’d played before and tunes we were trying out. James was on sparkling form and the rhythm section was right behind him. New pieces included Pat Metheny’s “Question and Answer”, Jaco Pastorius’ “The Chicken”, Lonnie Smith’s “Our Miss Brooks”. We also played Chick Corea’s “La Fiesta” and Freddie Hubbard’s “Povo”.
A good sized and good humoured audience stayed with us to the end of a cool session, although a hot night.