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Do you want CHRIS DAVE TRIO featuring FOLEY(Miles's bassist) & GARY THOMAS?

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[size=4]Hi People. This February,we are planning to invite above band to London to play at the venue called "Charlie Wright's International" in Hoxton. I love all these musicians, but dont know how many people know them in London and UK and what kind of interest we can expect from the public. Would be great to know your thoughts regarding this. [/size]

[i]Here is some description of the band for their gig in New York's Blue Note:[/i]

[color="#A0522D"]"CHRIS DAVE TRIO featuring FOLEY & GARY THOMAS
Miles Davis Alums Join Chris Dave for One Night Only!
The Blue Note ~ 131 West Third Street, New York

Chris Dave returns to the Blue Note with a brand new trio featuring bassist Foley and woodwind extraordinaire Gary Thomas. A versatile musician, Dave has held the drum chair in a variety of bands ranging from Mint Condition to the Kenny Garrett Quartet. His band-mates for this special one night only show are both Miles Davis alums (Foley was his last bass player from 1987- 1991). Foley is known for his unique technique, tuning the bass an octave up and playing it more like a guitar, while Thomas is known for his improvising prowess and distinct voice on all of his instruments. Led by Chris Dave, this explosive trio is not to be missed."[/color]

Here is some clips of the project and of Foley and Gary:

[url="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UwkI9Hs5aCs"]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UwkI9Hs5aCs[/url] (Live @ The Blue Note Jazz Club NYC in August 11th, 2008. Trio features Foley on Bass and Gary Thomas on Woodwinds)
[url="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5rGtb2_HioU"]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5rGtb2_HioU[/url] (Foley with Miles Davis)
[url="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=415palmGcFk"]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=415palmGcFk[/url] (Gary Thomas with John McLaughlin , Jim Beard, Matthew Garrison)

Edited by jazzJazzbass

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I'm posting this a bit late... but, hey, whatever:

I hadn't heard of Chris Dave until only a short while before this gig, when I interviewed Matt Johnson, drummer on Jeff Buckley's 'Grace'. When talking about influences, and his favourite drummers, etc., Matt mentioned that Chris Dave was the local drumming talent when he was coming up.

The trio - advertised as having a guitarist (yes, Zhenya was last minute dep) - played two nights at CW's. I was there 1st night, and even provided Chris with bongos: this film must be the 2nd night as I don't recognise those bongos, or the stand (bought at Foote's earlier that day!).


This was my favourite piece, 'cause I love both Mystic Brew & Nefertiti! I was actually at the gig in a semi-official capacity, with the aim of either simply covering the event for Drummer mag, who I write for, or, better still, interviewing Chris. Sadly, I was so intimidated by the combo of their stand-offish vibe, and the intensity of their playing that when they finished, I just took my bongos and split.

Damn! what a wasted opportunity. Mind you, Chris - undeniably amazing drummer that he is - didn't make himself approachable. The contrasts with the experience of seeing and interviewing Matt Johnson and seeing but not interviewing Chris Dave... well, I don't know what to think or say!? The gig had a similar effect on me!

Edited by sebpalmer

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