Wow. That was such a fun gig. Last night CUJO was joined by legendary bassist Laurence Cottle for what was truly one of the most memorable (for all the right reasons) gigs I’ve ever been a part of. Laurence, who joined us on Friday night and Saturday afternoon for rehearsals before the gig (and in the pub afterwards) was pure class and an inspiration for all of us to play with.
Amongst two sets of his excellent big band charts, I had the enormous privilege of having two of my arrangements, Wayne Shorter’s Beauty and the Beast and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning by Bob Hillard/David Mann performed with Laurence on bass. I very much hope I’ll be able to make recordings of these and perhaps other parts of the gig available soon!
Thank you to everyone who came to hear us – I hope you enjoyed the gig half as much as we did!