Thursday, August 17, 2006
AUDUBON PARK FANCON 2006 DAY TWO
Cohen is little heftier after returning from Russia.
So this morning’s session wasn’t my cup of tea. Finn Cohen gave a lengthy talk on the aesthetic demands of bass tone. He started saying something about “modulating poles” or something and then started telling stories about getting drunk in Russia and finally just busted out a bass and started soloing. It was sort of awkward for anyone involved. Most of us made our way to the lobby and the hot gossip flying around is that Ben Spiker has been thrown out of Audubon Park and replaced with Malcolm-Jamal Warner. I have mixed feelings about this to be honest. While Spiker was a good drummer, he was never much to look at.-ed