Tuesday, 20 November 2012

When Deep-Jazz became a Reality.



Just a few words to say a massive thank you to all those that made it to the Queens' Head on Saturday. We never really knew how this was going to turn out and if anybody would even bother to put in an appearance. It topped off quiet a special day for me, and one i will always remember. Olympia Record fair which for once came up with the goods this time. Ambiance on Ebun, some Gary Bartz, McDuff's Moon Rappin OG and Joe Henderson in Japan US original. Larry Stabbins playing Coltrane's Africa at the Royal Festival Hall, followed by DJR.

It's always difficult to know who's out there taking an interest in this obscure, abstract and impossible to label jazz. The music played that night was a culmination of many many years spent diggin' the crates, and will no doubt never end. Still, and always discovering hidden gems. 

Bacoso (damn that latin Stan Tracey drop!) has already name checked many of the players that reached and showed such enthusiastic support. Not sure if there be will another session quiet like it, but there should be another night sometime in the new year.


9 comments:

g.raf said...

Thanks for a great night.
Look forward to next one.
Pleased to see that you and Bacoso got a photo taken with the Ash trees before they all disappear.

the jazzstronaut said...

Hi buddy, it was a superb evening and really nice catching up with yourself and Bacoso at long last. Sorry I had to leave a little early to catch the train back to Brighton. Needless to say the music was out of this world; apologies for "rubbernecking" all the grooves being played, looking forward to the next one and, hopefully we'll get the space to do some proper dancing!

jazzobsessive said...

Good to meet you "live" & many thanks to you & Bacoso for taking the time to organise.

I had a great night & nice to natter about & listen to a great selection of tunes.

Til the next time....

katonah said...

@ G.Raf

I agree,
There should be more spiritual jazz referencing trees ...

katonah said...

@ Jazztro

Top night and thanks for coming down. Next should be bigger for throwing some crazy-shapes !!

katonah said...

@ Jazzo

Thanks for showing, never get bored with chatting Gears, see you at the next ...

thebeathunters said...

hi katonah
as i see you're still ruling the jazz world out there online!
well, with bacoso of course.
i need your advice on that one
it happens i have an OG copy of ayako hosokawa - to mr wonderful in excellent shape - minus the inner/lyrics sleeve which is missing.
wondered if you or other fans would be interested. it seems to get crazy price tags but i'd rather have it grabbed by a true jazz fan than ebayer. hit me @gmail.com to talk about it.
keep on groovin'

katonah said...

...after the lord major's show.

http://www.mediafire.com/?4obfhmeptq894cl

b2v said...

the link doesn't seem to work..