My years as a young jazz musician were spent in smokey London jazz clubs like the 606 and Ronnie Scott’s. We lived and breathed jazz, although the breathing part became easier when the smoking ban eventually came in.
Some of my favourite sounds throughout history are of course Bird & Diz, then forwarding to the jazz funk of The Headhunters, the jazz rock of many ensembles, then forwarding again to when jazz funk was rehashed in the 1990’s as Acid Jazz.
As a guitar accompanist I love working with singers almost as much as I do working with saxophonists. I always enjoy listening to a great rendition of a great standard.
And that’s when he is not composing or being a music producer.