KnudI’ve been preparing this morning for the TAUNTON CICCIC gig this Friday Jan 20th 7.30pm doors open £10 on door. £9 conc. for address. Back by popular request as they say. Len Aruliah on sax, Knud Stuwe guitar and oud, Paolo Adamo drums, Federico Leonori bass. This’ll have a different feel to the gig with Anders on kb of last year as Knud is a very different player. His oud playing will bring real authenticity to the Syrian groove tune ‘Justin’ and the Somali desert blues ‘Mustapha’s Song’ and I always dig his guitar voicings.201602192206-_R2E1366-7

Federico Leonori at CICIC taunton 19 2 16. Pic: Rob Elford

201602192306-_R2E1446-17201602192308-_R2E1450-18The ‘Italian boys’ on bass and drums are in fantastic form with sparky duets expected, and Len on sax is always on fire and ever sinuous. I’ll have my warm steady cooler sounds in the mix (David Mowat on trumpet/flugel), and am looking forward to this gig! All pics from our fab gig at the same venue a year ago bar Knud’s.

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