Played a superb gig on Saturday, April 5, 2014 with the Doug Martin Quartet. The quartet this time included Tom Denison on bass, Ian Card on piano, & a 16-year-old phenom Cameron MacDonald on drums. It was a house concert in the town of Almonte just west of Ottawa & the house was indeed full with about 40 people attending.
The band was in top form as we played much of the music from the Odyssey CD as well as a number of familiar jazz standards. The audience was extremely attentive & responsive – particularly to the Odyssey tunes. To be honest, I was a little taken aback by the level of response. It was exciting & very gratifying.
It was a delightful evening. We got paid well, fed well, & treated to an all round good vibe. Many thanks to Arnie Francis for inviting us.