07 May 2017

Mothership lands

What a thoroughly hot outing. Tilt was playing at the Tradies but James was otherwise engaged (ask him: it's all a very happy event) so Hugh Barrett filled in for the night. Hugh has been in town for a few years for study and he has a history in Sydney, with Mothership Orchestra and various other notables. Suffice to say, he's a strong player who knows charts, has a good ear and strong on tonality but also on plays with dissonance and substitutions. To me, that adds up to much fun. So it was. Mostly standards, including some I haven't played for yonks, some very comfy latin grooves, some nicely driving funky and rock grooves, even an Elvis as a request. Some laughs there. But much fun. Thanks to Hugh and Dave.

For this night at the Dickson Tradies, Tilt trio comprised Hugh Barrett (piano), Eric Pozza (bass) and Dave McDade (drums)

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