Last Friday night we had the treat of having Frank Gratkowski and Hamid Drake perform in New Orleans. The concert was at Zeitgeist, and they were joined by Tim Green (tenor sax) and Bill Hunsinger (bass and things). It was a great show. Grooves, melodies, free jazz circus music, the sound of a 1977 Pontiac that needs power steering fluid..
One thing that makes hearing great musicians even more rewarding is knowing that they are cool people too. We had a nice Bywater meat hang after the gig, with lots of sausages and salamis, and grits and goat cheese. Hmm…grits and goat cheese might be a song title.
Pictured: Frank with venison sausage, seated next to cellist Helen Gillet.