Well last Sunday I had the privilege to play with the great jazz drum guru John Riley as part of the New Melbourne Jazz Orchestra.
We played a mix of old classics and some newer material. It was pretty impressive to see John hit his way through some pretty challenging music totally accurately the first time on rehearsal, and with complete authority second time through on the gig!
But John wasn’t the only highlight – we also had the pleasure and honor of sit-ins from tenor legend George Garzone and piano/arranger master Bill Cunliffe for a couple of tunes too!
An above average evening of big band music!