Great that Melbourne is open again because Richard M could have his distant family in town and with them came partner Jules Pascoe. He's a professional player in Melbourne, playing in a band called The Conglomerate which includes two members of Cat Empire. So decent players. I'd lent my bass no.2 for a jam with Jules, Richard and Mike Dooley and in the end, I could get over for a short visit. Jules was playing a storm and especially in his solo. Lovely; very impressive. Mike and Richard were doing admirably too. It's a wondrous thing about jazz, that people can just name a tune they know or pull up a chart and play with anyone. That's jazz training. Nice to meet you, Jules.
Jules Pascoe (bass) jammed with Richard Manderson (tenor) and Mike Dooley (piano).