Last weekend in Zaragoza we had a great time with classes, parties, films and food (not necesarily in that order!) and one of the talking points at the lunch with students from Pamplona after watching Ctrl+Alt+Dance was a trip to New Orleans next year. That conversation got us thinking about our trip a couple of years ago and about what a great time we had there.
One of the highlights of our trip was The Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchman Street and walking in on a concert by The Smoking Time Jazz Club. After a few days travelling we were itching to dance and the group didn’t disappoint… it was such a good feeling to be able to really dance with a group and feel the flow and exchange of energy between dancers and musicians (Colin Myers` trombone really stood out here!). I think it was the first time that we’d had THAT feeling of really interacting with a live group and that neither side was just going through the motions of “note-note-note” or “step-step-step”.
Between sets we got talking with the sweet singing Sarah (Peterson, vocals) and had a nice chat about life, music and travelling from Spain to Nola for a dance! In the end we left that night with two cds: Livin’ In A Great Big Way and Lina’s Blues – thanks for such a great present Sarah! Everytime we listen to them they bring back great memories of our time in New Orleans <3
It was difficult to pick just one song from the first two cds (so imagine if we’d included the rest of the bands collection to choose from!!!) and in the end we’ve gone for St. Louis Gal from Livin’ In A Great Big Way to dance those Blues away…..