I went to the Roman Schwaller quartet tuesday night.
Roman Schwaller is one of the leading saxophonists here in Europe. He´s from Elvetia but lives in Viena.
He recorded with name musicians like Johnny Griffin and hundrets of others and is a great composer and arranger also.
The first time I had heard him was jammin with Sonny Stitt, when Roman still was very young and had played with the Viena Art Orchestra.
He had a very talented young bassist from Serbia, my favourite Oliver Kent on piano and my favourite Mario Gonzi on drums.
Interesting, they did a lot of Monk tunes that evening, like "Trinkle Tinkle" and so on.
And an astonishing medium tempo swing version of "For Heaven´s Sake" which is usually done as a ballad, at least that´s how I had played it once.
After the show Roman told me that he had heard Joe Lovano doing it that way.
If I go to a show just for my pleasure for listening, I always sit as near to the drummer as possible, because I love to hear the drums loud and also feel it from the bottom....