Well, after a few years of trying to get to one of Mr Kofi’s gigs i finally managed it last week.
I went to Llandudno for the opening gig on the Thursday (with @Royston
It was a tribute gig for Ed Burke co-founder of LJF, who passed away in January.
Seriously talented musicians was on show, Sara Oschlag, Dean Masser, Neil Yates, Dan Shepard, Andy McKenzie etc and of course Tony Kofi
Possibly the best jazz gig I’ve attended, it’s definitely up there with the best !
Anyhow i was mesmerised every time Tony took to the stage and played, such a great player with a fabulous tone.
He dedicated Isfahan to (Ed) played solo and it was a joy to listen to.
(Best i could find)
Most definitely, spoke to him afterwards about his sax a King Super 20 which is only 3 digits away from the one owned by Charlie Parker ! (could Parker have played it before choosing his own ?)
Amazing player and also a nice chap