Next I rush down to Jazz Gallery for some Tain. I wanted to see this regardless, but Charnett Moffett definitely motivated me to make sure I saw it. I was a little disappointed when I saw this other guy up at the bass and Tain told us Charnett had a last minute schedule conflict. He also told us we won’t miss him. I can’t remember his name, but I think it was something Smith from Minneapolis. He was very good, but I was still a little disappointed because I don’t get to see Charnett very often.
I did forget who was up there, myself, and everything soon enough. It was great music to get lost in. The vigil was for Kenny Kirkland, who died 10 years ago. They did some of their own songs, some of Kenny’s songs, and ended with a Coltrane song. It went by real quick. After an hour, Yosvany informed Tain it was almost 10:30 (they started around 9:20). He couldn’t believe it. He said let’s do some “Mr. JC”.
I was so happy I forgot I’d been considering going to S.O.B.s for The Budos Band or, if that looked like it was going to start too late, over to The Living Theatre for the RUCMA thing. I was so satisfied with the 2 shows I completely forgot and went home for a good rest.
Jeff "Tain" Watts Vigil for a Friend
Jeff "Tain" Watts - drums,
Yosvany Terry - saxophones/chekere,
David Kikoski - piano,
? - bass