31 December 2017
Tilt is not playing for NY Eve so this is end year for us. We played the Tradies again and I expected a quiet night, given the date between Christmas and New Year and Canberrans being down the coast and all, but there was audience. And we were graced by a friend who was over from Belgium, Alysa Ingles. I've known Alysa in Canberra as a friend of one son. She's now in Belgium studying but back for a family visit. She sings in Belgium with a band of professionals. My impression is their repertoire is the pop/gypsy-jazz. We worked out a few keys and played half a dozen songs, standards like Honeysuckle rose, All of me and Bluesette and she did a great job, nice voice and aware enough to deal with odd entries and the like. Well done and thanks to Alysa. Always nice to play with a singer. The audience loves it and our roles become just that little bit more relaxed and complementary. Otherwise, it was our repertoire of modern jazz, hard bop and a few standards.
Tilt played with Alysa Ingles at Dickson Tradies. Tilt are James Woodman (piano), Eric Pozza (bass) and Dave McDade (drums).