Every now and then a magical event occurs and last Wednesday at Smalls in Bangkok, all our senses were blessed as 10 top jazz musicians (3 bands total!) from the Bangkok music scene gathered together to play.
There was Pitchayan Tabtim and Jakob Dinesen on the tenor sax, Taweesak Booranapanitpan on tenor, soprano,
and oriental flute—at one point he played two saxophones at once. On the trombone there was Jirathitikarn Hemsuwan, Sarit Tanpensuk on the trumpet. Rhythm section with Pong Nakornchai on the drums, our bassist Kasemsmai Wongchayasilpa, and Nattikorn Tiabtiam on the piano. There were also a few more people whose names I did not catch (let’s blame it on the Negroni).
At this quirky, communal bar, we were gifted with two sets of non-stop evolving jam sessions with creative spaces, allowing each musician to explore the sounds of their instruments within a non-controlled environment of fraternal fusion. The progressive themes weaved in and out and took us on journeys across sounds and rhythms, feelings and emotions, places and spaces.
Smalls is the kind of a place that lends itself to such wonderful events and we truly acknowledge the owner David Jacobsen for bringing it on.