23 October 2016

Ricky reaches Berlin

Rickenbacker is a bass or guitar of ‘60s fame so I was amused to hear of an R+B bar called that in Berlin. I’d been told Mondays at Rickenbacker’s Music Inn was the Pro Jam night and it was. There’s little work on Monday nights and they tell me the professionals hang out here. I caught a few outfits and they were superb examples of the art. Tight, calm but explosive, great solos and voices and inviting to the dancers. This plus smoke and friendly bar staff and people falling over each other to get around. What such a club should be. Hot and sweaty with the girls up for the dance and the guys lurking.

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