Mid June in Ireland offers nights like mornings. What seems like endless hours of daylight promises potential long forgotten last winter. On nights like this, in a city like Dublin, anything is possible. Open air cinemas compete with museum hunts, late night music events and the opportunity of a loose limbed stretch across the sands licking Dublin Bay.
On the night before the solstice Dublin lured a friend and I away from the strand into a late evening gig at The Sugar Club on Lower Leeson street. The Fred Wesley Trio, headed by FW himself, pulled us into the intensity of their layered sound immediately. Bringing the whole audience on textured navigations of jazz solos and crescendos, FW’s sound was full of the endless return of solstice promise. Fred Wesley, we salute you!
The Fred Wesley Trio at The Sugar Club