So what's better then a Sunday BBQ with mates and new friends? Well after this afternoon's enjoyment I have to say it's a friendly BBQ jamming in the backyard to some funky jazz beats and grooves!
Thanks to my good friends Daisy & Jack we got a somewhat unusual invitation that read the following...
"You have been cordially invited to a Jazz/ Reggae and Jam session Lunch Time Tea Party at Planet Hillcrest. Please come along any time from lunchtime, and be prepared to listen to some funky beats and sweet sounds as Francisco introduces his new Jazz/ Reggae band to the world. Musos bring your instruments for a jam session extravaganza!"
Sounded like a lovely way to spend the afternoon and I wish I'd packed a micro korg synthesizer or at least a guitar but I thought the last line was a joke! It turns out that the house party was actually home to a number of talented musicians and their practice garage!
[Akira Weller-wong, Richard Savery and Davidius Kelly]
For what seemed like a somewhat disorganized affair (we spent an hour or so trying to pitch a tarpaulin over the back yard in windy conditions) these musicians had some serious music skills! From general conversations I gathered that some of them had met at Sydney Conservatorium and I'm interested to hear their musical plans for the future.
When I asked Chilean born drummer Francisco Javier Munoz Melo what the future goal for the band was his refreshing reply was "we just want to keep playing together, we've not got any plans to go out and get gigs or record in the studio, we know these things will happen naturally over time."
[Francisco Javier Munoz Melo]
Overall I'm looking forward to seeing more from these relaxed and talented musicians. It was such a nice way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon chilling with some friendly people! Hopefully catch you all again soon.
Ok so from now on I should be bringing my camcorder along to these bbqs! It would certainly make explaining my occupation/passion much quicker! :) Thankfully I was able to borrow a friends camera and grab just a small section of video footage!