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Still Breathing…………..

13 Aug

My biannual post……..
As you can see from the poster TF play Mexico again ..arriba and CttE beforehand…..ahoy there matey… etc.

TF play Canada in September/ Oct with the very wonderful Mouletts opening

On the local front : Chris Spedding has joined ‘US’ since Big Jim Sullivan’s passing. We’ve done some recording and a few gigs and it’s fun.

Atcha ( chris jagger ) : bmg are re-releasing the c.d.’s and most likely are doing a
‘best of’ you know that sort of thing..

Spike came over again in the Spring, He, I, Art Theman and Andy Williams played a circuit of Jazz dates smashing to play with Spike. He returned to France with big bag with enough money in it to nearly cover his transport costs.

Brian James has released another one…..’The Guitar that dripped blood” luv it. I’m only on some of it or should I say : only some of it is on me.

odd and sods in sunny Brighton and District ….a nice one recently with Simon Spilett , coming up, Geoff Eales The Titan of the Piano, also Neil Anilley (also a Titan) and Herbie Flowers in an unplugged setting in the coastal port of RyeOKTHREE FRIEND FullSizeRender FullSizeRender (1) FullSizeRender (2)

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TF in Paris 24/10/14

8 Nov

Hi almost forgot about me , pity some might say……..ho,ho.

here’s a link to a video of the Three Friends show in Paris 24/10/14 http://youtu.be/pRxDv2Jx_90y ( you may have to paste it in address bar )

That’s Jim driving the van, then on arrival you see the set up……you may notice I play in the same cloths I set the gear up in , this is not because I only have one set of cloths.
The reason is : in the mad scramble that day from when I left home to finishing the gig I didn’t get chance to, change cloths / go to the Hotel / practise my French or Paradiddles it’s a cruel world but fun if you don’t but fun.

best Malc

Life

10 May

I know It’s been a while since my last post so , but I never liked that tune …bom bom…

I’ve spent the last week or so touring Germany with Chris Jagger & Atcha ,
We started in Bavaria then played gigs going into the area that was the old GDR , it’s interesting to see how Germany is changing, we finished up at a buzzing Zydeco festival in Holland.

Very Sad news of the death of my good friend Jim Pitts, I will miss Jim’s company and Music.

This weekend I go to Austrailia for a couple of weeks with Chris & Atcha for a few shows,
The new c.d. Is nearly finished and is sounding very good.

On my return I shall be playing on the 3rd June in a band on the House’O Lords terrace as HM the Queen sails past.

Three Friends autumn tour of Canada and USA is looking very good and we shall also be playing a show in Tel Aviv.
TF also have shows offered in Sweden and Italy this Summer.

Also in June I looking forward to playing at Beckenham and Bexley jazz Clubs.

Thanks for looking

Best Malc

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T.MONK’S ADVICE (1960)

18 Mar

JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT A DRUMMER, DOESN’T MEAN YOU DON’T HAVE TO KEEP TIME.

PAT YOUR FOOT & SING THE MELODY IN YOUR HEAD, WHEN YOU PLAY.

STOP PLAYING ALL THOSE WEIRD NOTES (THAT BULLSHIT), PLAY THE MELODY!

MAKE THE DRUMMER SOUND GOOD.

T.S.M. A good Band Leader.

1 Jul

The first BBC network radio play two nights ago Three Friends ( the band) courtesy of Steve Davis whist he was hosting the Jarvis Cocker Show BBC 6 , the band sounded good to me.

I’ve had a few interesting sessions recently ….a couple of tracks for Guitarist Chris Spedding on his forth coming latest solo record and also for a Guitarist of a different ilk my old mate Brian James.

The Glastonbury for Chris Jagger was sadly sparsely attended, I think everyone was in the next field watching Paul Simon
Gary Green and I are off to play with Orchestra Contemporanea in Italy this month.

I’m writing this from a Hotel in Harwich UK, nice concert last night at the Electric Cinema Theatre Harwich with Spike Heatley Trio with Alan Barnes, Alan is a dazzling player, great wit and musician. coming Sunday at the Bulls Head , Barnes with Spike’s Trio with Art Theman.
Then on Monday to France for a week to record another Chris jagger c.d. at his brothers House.
On 1.5.2011  Three Friends played Gouveia Art Rock Festival all went very well here are two
pic’s of the Concert. pic’s by Felix.