Many thanks to ace drummer Nic France for a great session in which we covered:
“Mannenberg” by Abdullah Ibrahim
“Another Star” by Stevie Wonder
“Deluge” by Wayne Shorter
As a warm up, Nic treated us to the gentle composition “Mannenburg” taught to us by ear through the use of the Melodica that he usually brings along. This is a simple melody over a simple four chord vamp.
The tune “Another Star”, familiar to many members of the co-op, didn’t provide too many issues and everyone enjoyed playing over it.
The great Wayne Shorter penned “Deluge” was played after the break. This is a tricky composition containing lots of #11 chords and apparent shifts in key that obviously created some issues with the co-op.