Farid Ali Quartet @ Alexis Bistro.
Eric Li was suppose to play with them but he was feeling under the weather so he couldn't make it..but it was a blessing in disguise because Farid Ali had always wanted to play a quartet so he got his wish. :D
I was very lucky to have been able to chat with him, Julian and John during the 2 sets. They were really friendly to a guy that had just met them one or two times. :D It was really wonderful..hearing Farid Ali explain about the gambus, making small talks with Julian and John..didn't really get to talk to the bassist though..but still a great night out alone.
Was kinda hesitant to go alone but it turned out to be a great night. :D Oh,the people in the photo...L-R : Farid Ali aka Mr.Gambus, Wan(i think) on Bass, Julian Chan on saxophone & flute and John Thomas on drums. Next week at Alexis Bistro, Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang...Jose Thomas & Groove Unction. Can't wait for that..and also later tonight at Mont Kiara's Sunrise Jazz & Rhythm Fest..Afro Asia with Steve Thornton,
LiveWire High Wired and Aseana Percussion Unit. Wonderful weekend ahead! :)