HIT SHOW IS BACK

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Front Page - By DONNA SEALY

1627 And All . . . back!

One of Bar­ba­dos’ most pop­u­lar his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural show­cases made a tri­umphant re­turn to the stage last Thurs­day.

At the Ix­ora Bar and Restau­rant at Golden Sands Ho­tel, scores of peo­ple, in­clud­ing tourists, lo­cals and Min­is­ter of Tourism Richard Sealy, were present to wit­ness 1627 And All That.

IF YOU EVER DOUBTED that mu­si­cians in Bar­ba­dos are in de­mand, take a peek at My­lon Clarke’s sched­ule.

The sax­o­phon­ist is ei­ther hap­pily mak­ing mu­sic with the My­lon Clarke Quar­tet, Ar­turo Tap­pin, Spice & Com­pany, NJ3O or Saxes On Fire or teach­ing part-time at his alma mater, the Parkin­son Me­mo­rial Sec­ondary School ev­ery day of the week but one. On that one “free” day you may well find him at the Bar­ba­dos Com­mu­nity Col­lege with the mu­sic stu­dents, show­ing them a thing or two and learn­ing a few new mu­si­cal tricks.

“On Tues­days I play at Sandy Lane, Wed­nes­days I play at The Club Bar­ba­dos, Thurs­days I play at The Old Jamm Inn and I try to leave my week­ends open in case I have to tour with Ar­turo. If I don’t, Sun­day af­ter­noon I do Sa­van­nah with my band and ev­ery other Sun­day night is Sa­van­nah as well,” said the busy ses­sion mu­si­cian.

His epony­mous quar­tet in­cludes bas­sist Damien Ne­blett, Darin Bai­ley, well known for be­ing Machel Montano’s mu­si­cal direc­tor, and David Bur­nett, whom Clarke de­scribed “as the best drum­mer in the Caribbean”.

His new­est mu­si­cal project, Saxes On Fire, was per­formed

THE SHAGGY BEAR dur­ing his ac­ro­batic rou­tine. (Pic­tures by Reco Moore.)

THE MOTHER SALLY en­gag­ing the au­di­ence at the 1627 And All That show.

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