Trumpet & Travel #1 - Monk'estra in Europe
On July 5, 2017, I embarked on a short European tour with John Beasley's Monk'estra big band. Our journey started at in Los Angeles and took me to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, London and Dublin.
We arrived in Amsterdam on July 6 and took a couple of shuttles to Rotterdam. Lorna Beasley, John's wife, and trombonist Ryan Dragon are in high spirits.
Saxophonist Bob Shepard can't understand why his phone doesn't work and fellow reedman Tom Luer daydreams about reeds and mouthpieces.