19 June 2010

Guitars in the cold

I feel for guitarists in the cold. It wasn’t too extreme, but Dave had heavy ski gloves ready to don at the end of the set. Comfy! Dave was playing with Stuart King. I enjoyed the playing of each of them, although they present very different styles. Dave is more the calm, fatter-sounding, more melodically-concerned player; Stuart is more crisp, fast and fluid. I just heard part of Wes Montgomery’s Four on six and the ballad Sonny while waiting for my cappuccino, but then they stopped for breakfast. Nice playing from both guitarists, a richer interplay and presumably a more chatty and entertaining gig for Dave who otherwise plays solo. Dave Rodriguez (guitar) played a duo set with Stuart King (guitar).

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