Originally Posted by Alex Riel
Hey Gregg, yeah it was great!
The tunes we played were all originals by Pat, Palle, Marilyn, Tomas Franck and Lan Doky. All good stuff. I didn't even miss a straight ahead jazz standard in there. Too bad you couldn't be there!
Glad to hear you know and appreciate Palle and Marilyn. They both are very dear to me as we've spend A LOT of time together over the years. Ever heard of the "Riel-Mikkelborg Quintet"? I won't blame you if you haven't cos it's a loooooong time ago we won first prize at the Montreux Jazzfestival and played at Newport as well (must have been the late 60s). We also had a group called "V8" in the 70s. Well, we've worked together in so many constellations ... not least with the "Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination and Brass" ... very fun days!!
As for Marilyn I was in her all-female band (!!) called "Sirenes" and later we formed a band called "Six Winds" who played mostly her compositions.
Loads of memories there as you can probably imagine ...
All the best
No I have NOT head of that Quintet! What have you got for me, LPs? Reel to reels? Old rehearsal tapes?! Don't tease me like that unless you've got something for me!
Strangely, I think I've heard of V8, not sure how/where/why...
Regarding Marylin's band, do I even want to ask how/why you were in an all girl band (which of course, during your tenure was quite obviously not all-girl...)?
Thanks from all of us again for your time, thought and insight making this a frequently updated thread because of you.