There are some irrepressibly good-natured and jovial people in jazz. Digby Fairweather is one (“What is Twitter?” he asked me yesterday). David Nathan who runs the National Jazz Archive is another.
Digby will be in conversation, and playing with mainstream trombonist Roy Williams, an awesome improviser , at the Methodist Church in Loughton, Saturday 11th from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Dig on Roy: “Roy Williams is the natural heir to George Chisholm: consistent, perfectly musical and with a pianissimo close-to-the-microphone approach that recalls Jack Teagarden, he has become first trombone call for British and many American musicians in his style.”
Here’s a VIDEO CLIP of Roy Williams doling out Wolverine Blues to the good folk of Erlibach near Zurich in 1999.
The event has been organised by David Nathab of the National Jazz Archive, £10 on the door.