Top of the morning, pilgrims!
Friday saw the start to this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. With so many gigs to choose from, it was a no-brainer as to which show I’d want to photograph. Step right up, South African trumpeter titan Hugh Masakela, performing on stage with American pianist Larry Willis.
It was amazing to hear their rendition of Herbie Hancock’ s Canteloupe Island . That said, after this track, I had to leave the auditorium immediately. It’s no fun when there are a group of photographers all kneeling down to get the shot and trying not to irritate the punters (we always do!), and most importantly, not put the musicians off.
For a more concise review, have a read of John Fordman’s review in The Guardian.
Next stop: Bob James & David Sanborn.
Thought of the Day
Rírú omi òkun kò ní k’ẹ́ja má sùn, kó má han’run.
In other words: The storms of the sea won’t stop the fish from sleeping and snoring. [Keep hope alive]