Roger Niven – Guitar
James Steele – Alto, Baritone Saxes
Jon Hall – Piano
Andy Brown – Bass Guitar
John Mason – Drums
This was a very enjoyable gig, pairing for the first time together, James Steele – alto and baritone saxes and Roger Niven – guitar. It also saw the first appearance of Andy Brown playing bass guitar. (Andy’s accomplished jazz guitar playing will be featured on 15th September.) John Mason and myself completed the line-up and, judging by the all-round hand shakes at the end, it was deemed a success by the musicians. There were certainly some outstanding solos and back and forths throughout the evening on Midnight Blue, Four on Six, Song for Bilbao, Chariots, It Don’t Mean a Thing, Milestones and many more.
I hope we can get this line-up together again before too long.