30 January 2016
Nice to hear some civilisation and see a mate in Civic. This was Mile Dooley playing outside the upstairs entrance to DJ's. I caught him before Christmas. He's had a break for some Christmas family camping, but was there again on Friday. Nice solo piano on a nice Yamaha grand. Standards like Autumn leaves and suchlike, nicely embellished and twisted. I stood over him and caught some great piano bass work on Night in Tunisia. Very nice. Jazz is seen as the undemonstrative tinkling of the bourgeoisie by some and pop and rap has the politics and affinity. Not sure I totally agree, but, whatever, Mike does it well.
Mike Dooley played solo piano at the Canberra Centre.