Our good friend Ian Dickenson has recently been playing some gigs at Savanna Jazz in the Mission with the legendary Barry Finnerty and asked if I’d like to come down to record a couple of sets on Tuesday night. Well, I couldn’t resist the invitation, and I was rewarded with some great Jazz all night long by the Straight Ahead Trio.
The Sevanna is a cozy venue down in the Mission with excellent acoustics and a great vibe. Barry was really ripping up the guitar licks, Ian was grooving hard on the bass, and Dave Rokeach was keeping it real on the drums all night long. Finnerty has played with some of the best musicians in the industy, including the great Miles Davis among many others. He has also recently released his seventh album entitled TRAZZ! and his first book Melodic Materials for the Modern Jazz Soloist.
Barry was gracious enough to let us post the following original song from the recording I made that night as an MP3 file for your listening pleasure.
Download: Track 1