This was kicked off by Penny Candlin who played
a lovely reflective piece by Eduardo Martin called El Vacio de Tu Ausencia (The
void of your absence).
Following Penny were four players who had
written or arranged their own pieces, which might be a record for one meeting.
First of these was Chris Stubbings, and it was
nice to hear his own work Staying Awake with some great jazz/blues
inflections. Although he played from memory Chris assured me that it wasn’t
improvised and that he has the music available if anyone would like to see it.
Next up was Peter Whalley who played his own
arrangement of the song Sea Fever by John Ireland, which he had played the
previous week at a university event where he is doing a Batchelor of Music
Martin Slater next played his own familiar Rustic Rondo from 1978. This is a composition that is on the web site for
anyone who would like to try its jaunty lilting melody.