Live jazz in Brighton and Lewes.
Updated: Apr 2
Sunday 4 September I went out without my sax caught up with some musicians that I play with in Brighton. First I went the the Basketmakers arms where Nigel Thomas (double bass) has a monthly residency and his guests for September were Terry Seabrook (keys) and Andy Panyani (sax).
They played a number that I used to play called Along Came Betty by Benny Golson, I really enjoyed that guys and me thinks I had better put it back in the pad.
After a chat in the interval I dashed over to the Lion and Lobster where Lawrence Jones Quartet have a weekly residency and sometimes I sit in. Not tonight, I am strictly a punter but what was amazing there was a guest pianist from London, someone I have read about but never have met or heard play. The quite wonderful Trevor Watkiss (younger brother of Cleveland Watkiss the singer). He has such a light and beautiful touch on the keys and a great personality.
Monday night I go the the Snowdrop Inn in Lewes, Terry Seabrook (keys) has his weekly residency there and his guests this week were Jim Mullen (gtr) and Milo Fell (drums) both great musicians that I have had the honour to play with. Jim was on fire and certainly not retiring anytime soon. I happened to the pleasure of playing with him in Wales only the weekend before.