Thursday, July 22, 2021

Seeing musicians over thirty years later

Twice in the past few years, I noticed that a musician I was hearing at a concert was someone I had not heard live for over thirty years. So when I saw Eddie Gómez in Basel in April 2017, it had been over 32 years since I had seen him in New York in December 1984. And when I saw Al Foster in Basel in May 2018, it had been almost 34 years since I had seen him in San Carlos in June 1984. Today, I'll see Chico Freeman in Basel, and the only other time I saw him was over 32 years ago in the spring of 1989 in Philadelphia. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 22 July 2021)
Don Cherry, Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, with The Leaders in the 1980s

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