fantastic week with Gurto/Sosa/Fresu in Scotland
It has been a real pleasure to play the opening set with Graeme Stephen on the J-Word tour before giving the stage to three master musicians, Paulo Fresu, Omar Sosa and Trilok Gurto, at some of the posh venues around the country over the past week.
Both Graeme and I have been listening to Trilok Gurtu for many years, cassette tape being the starting medium. Mr Gurto along with Omar Sosa and Paulo Fresu make really great music together, as audiences in Gateshead, Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Dunfermline will testify I'm sure. I hope they record at some point.
Here's a video taken when Graeme and I were invited to join them for their encore at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh, was great fun and an honour for us, hope you like it.
Various people have been moved to comment, some formally as in
http://www.heraldscotland.com by Rob Adams
and in the Scotsman too by Kenny Mathieson:
I'll leave it just there - maybe there'll be some audio (of ours) worth sharing from some of the gigs we recorded, will let you know soon. Or I might even sell it that'd be a pretty radical step
all the best