Sunday, October 22, 2006

More Gents

Jazz is about improvisation, I suppose. Usually around a given structure, or theme. I'm very happy to play the same songs over and over, and see how they turn out different every time.

But jazz is also about reaching out into the absolute unknown, and to this end I'm tempted to suggest that for next year's Marsden Festival the Gents become a ukelele band. I think we'd be great. I love the idea of playing ukelele as a double bass - upright with a big long spike going down to the ground.

This is too exciting. I have to go away and think about it for a bit.