Rush to the French Alps! Well, we could ALL say that........a feeble excuse!|
Steve Roberts started the great tradition of FABE introductions, and was an utter natural at it - urbane and witty, and ever able to get himself out of sentences that he was in trouble in, unlike myself, who blundered to a close.
I remember Phil Wilby's first quintet, Classic Images - great piece, horribly dissonant in places (of which I wholly approve), and odd and challenging in structure too. A little old lady at a gig in Droitwich, I think it was, heard it, and at the interval came to me with an incredulous look, hardly believing herself, and said "You know, I ENJOYED that!".