Donnerstag, 17. Oktober 2013

the news

Hi Folks, I ´ve got some news for you! I just came back from Vienna, where I was invited to take part at the Fritz Pauer Memorial Concert. It was a great event with a lot of bands playing at the Jazz Club „Porgy and Bess“. The line up was something I did not have in the last 10 years or so: Mario Gonzi on the Drums, Oliver Kent on the piano, Harry Sokal on the tenor and soprano and myself on the bass. Of course we played some tunes from the Art Farmer Song Book, which also includes many of Fritz´s compositions. We played Santana´s "Flight", which is certainly one of the most sophisticated tunes ever being put on the paper. It is a long, long composition about the peruvian bird "Santana" describing its flight with a astonishingly out chorus. Everybody in the band took a few choruses. I´m sure Fritz would have had fun listening to us - maybe he did, wherever he may be now! Harry played that song so amazingly good, and so did Mario and Oliver! Some other tunes we played were: „Fairytale Countryside“ (another classical by Fritz) the ballad of the ballads „Soul Eyes“ by Mal Waldron, and one of Arts favorites tunes „Be my Love!!“. The audience went nuts!!! And so did we! And now I´m back in Munich, enjoying my job as a teacher at the UMPA (MHS), passing on young people the torch of Jazz so they can carry on the flame. That much for now. Don´t forget to come to see my trio "DA RIGHT STUFF" at Onkel Wanja´s Bar. We will be performing on 3th November, 2013 at 08:30 p.m. The very best to all of you!!! PC