Back late tonight from a gig at Swing 46 with The Big Bang Big Band, and up much later reading the news and unwinding. It's so cool to work with a good big band. Unlike my own gigs where I'm singing on every tune, at a big band show I get to hang at the back of the room or bar and listen to the 50% or so of iinstrumental numbers. The upside is that I love relaxing and just listening to these guys play. The downside is that it's harder to stay focused and warmed up when I'm popping on and off the stage. But listening to these guys is wonderful, and tonight was no exception.
I'm going to hear Alexi David, the bassist for the big band play with his own combo at Fat Cat this Saturday after my show at 55 Bar. He has a rockin' good band, and Tom Abbott, the big band's leader, is in it. http://alexidavid.com/ is his site. My show is 6-9pm at 55 Bar, and Alexi's show is 10-1 at Fat Cat about 100 yards away, so naturally I recommend both :)