The James Moody Quartet
We saw jazz legend James Moody
perform live on Saturday as part of the Bermuda Festival
and he was pretty awesome actually. My knowledge of jazz is limited to say the least but to watch 83-year old Moody rouse and inspire a packed audience was something else.
Moody and his quartet consisting of legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker
, pianist David Hazeltine
, bassist Todd Coolman
and drummer Dennis Mackrel
were fantastic to watch close up. One of those nights when one goes to a concert with no pre-conceived ideas, but comes home and goes straight onto iTunes.
Friday night we found ourselves wrapped up in some salsa classes at Elbow Beach's Veranda Bar
. We were there with some friends for the curry night, so fortunately I had stuffed myself with enough lamb korma and chicken madras to restrict my salsa activity to just staring at those that either hadn't got their excuses in quick enough like I, or were actually there to strut their stuff.