It was a good night as ever at Ricomincio with a great welcome from Fabio, Fausto, Teresa and the regulars . .but I have to admit we have played better…. or maybe I mean I have played better . . .
For, I think, 13 years Eric–aka Billy Shaker has organised a Bob Dylan Birthday Party gig. I’ve taken part in the last three years. This was the gig at Ricomincio da Tre, San Mariano, Perugia. Loads of musicians – – a little bit of chaos but all in all a good time! Happy Birthday, Bob!! Here’s a few pics-There’s lots more pics here – Lesley’s camera was inadvertantly set to ‘burst’ mode so as a result, certain parts of the evening were over featured- namely those featuring me- well, she is my wife, after all!!
Rowland Jones voice & guitar
and featuring audibly (though not visibly . . .)
Guido Pietrella bass
Gianluca Meconcelli- drums
sorry, guys … it was my wife who filmed it . . . . .
Last night I went to see a band play at Ricomincio da Tre in San Mariano, Corciano: the Alberto Mommi Quartet. The saxophone is not my favourite instrument mainly because often players – especially, young ones – play overlong solos, with a tone that is harsh. It had forgotten how beautiful Alberto’s alto sounded: soft and round and gentle. Complimenti!! Great band, too with a very interesting young drummer!!!
Unusually I slept quite well, but as usual I had a vivid dream: last night it involved going out somewhere in Manchester and I had unwisely gone out in my stockinged feet. Calling into a hardware store(!) I discovered that they sold Converse style baseball boots, which were displayed in a dis-assembled state for some reason. These particular ones were orange and printed on the rubber sides were the words: “The Phil Woods Alliance” Yes, Phil Woods – the great alto player – – who frankly, I had not thought of some years, sprang up in my dream. I think Alberto would take it as a compliment!!!
It was one of those nights….. we went to Ricomincio da Tre, the first time for a long time.. a great pizzeria run by Fabio Giachetta . . great guy and guitar obsessed! Also bumped into Fausto (another guitarist) and Teresa. Sat eating drinking and chatting and got home quite late, after a great evening . . .and then couldn’t go to bed so ended up ready and scribbling . . .and inevitably the drawn object ( . . and the object to which I am drawn) is inevitably drink related . . .