It’s been a whirlwind nine days, with gigs in Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Los Angeles and, concluding the trip, the dazzling Sunset Halloween Boat Party aboard the magnificent san francisco bay area Belle.
Halloween is a big deal in the usa, and nowhere much more than San Fran, and so I guess I happened to be more or less in the middle for the world for this one – it really felt like that with 1200 revellers, just about all in fancy dress outfits, hell bent on getting the period of their everyday lives.
Suffice to express that the American’s go to city that it now tops NYE as THE night out of the year whean it comes to Halloween – it’s a night to rival New Year’s Eve and many would say. Therefore, to employ this wonderful Riverboat and put such an unforgettable party had been one thing of a coup for the Sunset team, with individuals currently bestowing the big event status that is classic. We surely felt like I became section of one thing very unique. It absolutely was a excitement to talk about the occasion with such an up for this market, in addition to term ‘unforgettable experience’ is not mere hyperbole in the case of this top .
The recording of my set has just gone through to my SoundCloud web page for download / stream:
Following the motorboat docked I became set for another treat. Anthony Mansfield, my primary guy in San Fran, took us towards the 222, that is found in the building that is adjacent the popular Blackhawk (sadly, now a parking great deal), in which a who’s who of Jazz artists played within the ’50s and ’60s. It had been here that tape recorders had been put up to recapture performances that are live greats like Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, the tracks later given on albums. Continue reading