Aug. 19, 2019
My trip to New Orleans was a good one. I really enjoyed playing a concert at City Park as a member of Tim Laughlin’s quartet, with David Boeddinghaus, piano and James Singleton, bass.
I also got to play with a different, equally wonderful quartet at the Bombay Club, with Meryl Zimmerman, vocals; Kris Tokarski, piano; and Nobu Ozaki, bass.
There was one more engagement at the Bombay Club with Tim and Kris, but before that I had a chance to visit with an old friend from my West Coast days — John Gill. John and his wife have just moved to New Orleans, and we spent a pleasant afternoon toasting the memories of Lu Watters, Turk Murphy, Bob Helm, Wally Rose, Kid Ory, Bunk Johnson and others.
The work calendar is now fairly empty until mid-September, but at least I will have more time to be with the cats…
See you next month!