Tuesday, December 12, 2023

David Gordon Trio at 606 Club

London, UK. Tuesday 12-December-2023.

We were in London for four days to do landlord duties redecorating in one of our buy-to-let flats in Wandsworth. That gave us an opportunity to meet up with various friends in the evenings. Tuesday it was the turn of Annie and Simon. They suggested some live music at the 606 Club in Chelsea. We were definitely up for that. Investigating travel options via the wonderful CityMapper app we discovered there was a bus which would take us almost door-to-door from hotel to venue and back. Result!

We surprisingly had never been to this club but it has been going for many decades. It definitely fell into the small, intimate venue category. Located in a basement in a residential street, it was modest in size. We got there fairly early and ordered ourselves supper. The food was excellent quality and gave us time to finish before the band appeared.

The David Gordon Trio comprises piano, double bass and drums. Mary noticed that the bass player was constantly consulting his music. We wondered if he might not have been their regular bass player but they worked together well.

David Gordon, occasionally switched from piano to Melodica a small wind keyboard instrument.

They played mostly their own compositions, some of which included themes or motifs from a number of classical composers: Bach, Schubert, Byrd, and Brazilian music.

All good, solid dinner jazz and an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends.

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