These days, I’m not doing too much cooking, as it’s jazz festival season and I’m out, seeing as many shows as I can. Luckily, I won front-row tickets to a show I thought I was going to have to pass on, so was able to nearly fill my camera with shots of a guitarist I’ve liked since the mid-seventies: George Benson.
Though he became better known for singing rather than his guitar playing, his guitar playing is the part of his performance I enjoy most (though singing along to the popular songs is pretty fun too) and when Benson plays live, there is no lack of straight ahead jazz guitar. He played a mix of songs from his back catalogue as well as from his latest recording, Guitar Man. A great show!
Then, though there’s no photographic proof, I got to shake George’s hand. Because I’m not a complete wacko, I have washed it since. But still! I got to touch one of the hands that has played all that great music! Wow.