Returning to Anga was a true joy. Chisuzu and Naoshi always put on a great night and this was no different.
A part of what is always so special about the events they put on is the sense of community they have amongst the musicians on the scene. This has resulted in me sharing a stage with many awesome musicians and this evening was no different.
First to join me was Shinya Asakura on the Sitar. I have known Shinya since touring in New Zealand back in 2007 when we met at a show in Auckland. Then I bumped into him randomly in Chiba in 2010.
Shinya finding some time out of his crazy schedule was an honor for me and to have him along.
I then played a single song solo called ‘Alaskan Sky’ which made it’s live Debut only a couple of nights before.
And next up was my second guest Steve Marcotte. Steve had joined me once before onstage in Toppers back in 2011. This time we played a new selection of songs and I had a alot of fun looping and connecting Varit / Map of Shibuya / Time & Places together to fuse out 20 odd mins of music.
Steve worked in some of his own vibe wonderfully and didn’t stick strictly to what was on the record. I was a joy to hear his take on things.
Following this night I had 4 days with which to be a tourist before things got mega crazy.