It's been a while since the last entry in this diary. I've felt a bit low lately. I have great hope in my moving back to Annecy by the end on the month. I'm really fed up with Paris, and it's time I get back in the mountains.
I spent the week-end playing music with my brother. We found a rehearsal studio available with a old drumset, and he brought his double bass. That was real nice. It's been years since I could get my hands on a pair of sticks for more than half an hour due to neighbours complaining :o(
We worked on Lincoln Goines and Robby Ameen's Funkifying the Clave book. I had some hard time with hand-leg independence, but finally managed to get an OK groove on the first tune of the method, and this really felt good, playing again.
We also watched a video tape I had recorded of Michel Camilo live in Marciac this summer. The band featured Antony Jackson on bass, Cliff Almond on drums and Alex Acuña on percussion. They played stuff from the One more once album. Great concert. I'll try to go to Marciac next summer.
Back to work... I have a core dump to hunt down...