I played (Mick my solo) album, but he talked all the way through it. The only time I got any insight from him was when I went to take a pee. I come out of the john and he’s dancing around the room. For a minute I watch him, and he’s just enjoying it. So I went back into the john and slammed the door and walked out again, and he’s just sitting on the couch. But that’s Mick. I know the bloke. I guess I saw him liking it when he didn’t know I was looking. So that’s cool.
-Keith Richards 1988.
Prague, the Czech Republic.
- The Small Blue Smoke-Filled Room
52 mins, 8 tracks
Midnight on a dreary Monday in a Jazz Club in some obscure corner of Paris.
The floor is opened by an intimate set from Dutch sax player Benjamin Herman, followed by a legend from the golden age of jazz - Sonny Rollins. Next is a soulful and touchingly beautiful blues piece byArnett Cobb from the deep South of Texas and to finish the night off, Afro-Jazz icon Winston Ngozi presents a lively and colourful set straight from the townships of South Africa.