No matter how lovely the cake, you can’t eat it all. So Bobo Stenson has done a solo gig without me. Kevin Le Grande will give a lecture about Cannonball Adderly followed by a gig by Empirical ( in the lovely Little Theatre cinema), also without me. I will see Empirical later though, opening for Brandford Marsalis. Its rumoured (by my fellow Bristol blogger ) that Marsalis will be without Mr Jeff Tain Watts on drums. Maybe he doesn’t like Bath. He was due to come last year with McCoy Tyner and didn’t appear.