Fun times this week rehearsing with Honey Harper!
I am very fortunate to have been good friends with saxophonist Alex Bondonno since we were at school together.
He is a very well regarded jazz sax player these days and was kind enough to put some tenor and baritone sax down on a track on the album I’m recording.
The track is a bit of a weird one, the bars are in 4/4 3/4 4/4 5/4, and rotate around the cycle of fifths. (Although rhythm section Steve Brookes and Chris Clarke make it sound like a mighty Bonham groove!)
Alex managed to play some superb sax over the changes and time, seemingly without having to think too hard! Very impressive..
Here is a rough of Alex’s contribution, the final version will include Andy Fairclough’s keys solo and some percussion from Mally Harpaz.
Mally played tubular bells, crotales, bongos, cymbals, shakers and improvised vocal percussion and a load more.
and some video
March 6th – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Helldorado
March 7th – Valencia
March 8th – Madrid
Que maravilla lo de Danny & The Champions Of The World anoche en @SalaElSol #Madrid. #RocknRoll de muchos quilates con latido propio y una voz inconmensurable!! #Conciertazo #Fotosconcierto #Fotogaleria #Soulmusic #country #folkrock #bluegrass #ConciertosMadrid pic.twitter.com/LuhRn1fVdi
— No Mondays (@NoMondaysPromo) March 9, 2018
Great gig review!
¡Fantásticos anoche Danny & The Champions of the World en Madrid. De esos conciertos que sales con la sonrisa puesta. Hoy en Bilbao, Kafe Antzokia y mañana en Valles Piloña, AMC Bocanegra!https://t.co/oiWXUHE1gE
@Dannythechamp @NOISEONTOUR @LooseMusic @NoMondaysPromo @SalaElSol
— Dirty Rock Magazine (@Dirty_Rock) March 9, 2018
March 9th – Bilbao SOLD OUT!
March 10th – Valles de Pillona SOLD OUT!