JAZZ AT A BEACH HOTEL – in EL VENDRELL – SPAIN
I met with Mixael, he saw me play on Saturday night and invited me to join a brilliant Cuban Jazz Pianist, Luis. We drove for 1 and a half hours, all the way from Barcelona to El Vendrell. Located just by the beach is a beautiful, magnificent hotel, Lemeridien Ra.
We performed Jazz songs, standards and a couple of improvisation pieces from 9pm-11.30pm. Amongst these songs were ‘Fly me to the Moon’, ‘Summertime’ in two different keys, ‘Girl from Ipanema’, a Jazz rendition of ‘Killing me softly’, and ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong.
The Yamaha grand Piano and my Yanagisawa Saxophone naturally reverberated off the walls with soft and full sound.
We play there again on Wednesday and I will record it with my Zoom recorder.
Now ill leave you with Louis Armstrong himself 🙂
So far, I have a beautiful flat in the centre of the old town of Barcelona.
On Thursday after watching Made in Barcelona play in the sunshine, and a bit of a party for Francois birthday, I went to Cafe Royal and joined in the crazy afro-beat/world music jam session that they have there every Thursday. CAFE ROYAL FB
On Friday I was Invited to play with a duo that play world music on Kora, Hang Drum and the Oud. We plan to jam again and I will try and post the gig before it happens.
On Saturday it was an honour to be I was invited to solo with MADE IN BARCELONA , I am pretty sure someone grabbed me after and said they had filmed it .. so as soon as i get that its up on here 🙂
this is one of my favourite songs by them:
On Saturday night I guested with Super Spanish Combo – at an ART EXHIBITION FACEBOOK – CULTURAL WORLD
Afterwards we jammed and jammed.. I led everyone in with my two songs Spaniards and Cool as Apples and we had a crazy jam for hours and then partied until the sun came up!
Ive found an amazing venue called BARTS – Parallel BCN and was invited to play along with a very Beautiful musician MU MBANA – his trio that day were glowing with truth and beauty – I played along to ‘God Bless the Child’.
Now I rest and organise some Interviews for working with children on holiday camps.