The new regular Wednesday gig I started at Dick’ Den is one of the best things I’ve done in a long time. It’s given me a chance to start a real band and focus on my original music with a steady weekly gig, something I’ve wanted to do again for ten years. I had been doing a lot of sideman work with the likes of Les Paul, Bill Evans, Dafnis Prieto, and others for the past several years. I feel a sort of internal calling to come into my own as a bandleader now, and the guys I’m working with have proven to me, already, that it’s the right path. The band is downright scary- I’ve decided to call them the “Dangerous Band”.
They are Cedric Easton on drums, Hamilton Hardin on keys, bass, occasionally saxophone and who knows what else, and the Kenny Davis Jr. on keys. They play with heart and soul. ( All these guys have been playing in church for a long time.) They inspire the hell out of me.