It was pretty sad - the response to it. We're talking about a great sax man here, one of the big names when it comes to jazz saxaphone. But there were so few people who came - so bad that they closed up more than half the hall!!!!!
It turned out good for us tho. Look at the diagram below:-
We bought the RM158 tickets - and when we were there, they moves us up to the RM458 seats!!!!!
The problem was the lack of publicity - if i wasn't just hanging out at Amcorp Mall waiting to go for my Bible Study, i wouldn't have known about it. Really, really bad publicity. A shame, really.
The concert was pretty good. It helped also that theopening act was pretty bad in our opinion!!! Lol!
I enjoyed it! Even tho i thought that David did not really "show-off" much. He left it mainly to his back-up musicians, his keyboardists and for a couple of songs, the lead guitarist. The best song was the one which included a really long and brilliant drum solo (no surprises here!)! Partly also cuz it was the only song i was really framiliar with too!
It really brought me back to those good ol' days around 20 years ago, when we were so into jazz. I still remember those days when we were young and loved hanging out at nites at mamaks and other places for supper. When travelling there, we would be listening to jazz - Mezzo Forte, David Benoit, Spyro Gyra, Lee Ritenour and many others. And of course, David Sanborn!
We tried to relive those days after the concert by going to a Wanton Mee stall along the Sungai Besi road!!!! But the food there was really bad! Kinda a good way to remind us that the past should just remain in our memeories - in it's wonderful way!!!
Anyways, i foudn this really old clip of one of my fav David Sanborn's track - which he did not perform that nite:-
*Taken from their dubut studio album, Incredibad.