herb-gellerIn november alto-saxophonist Herb Geller (check your westcoast records from the 50’s/60’s) turned 80. He’s alive and kickin’ in Hamburg, and as a birthday present they gave him a concert of his own. He chose to do a combo-set and a bigband-set with the NDR-Bigband, and I was asked to play the drums on both of them! Unbelievable how this cat still plays his instrument, it really was incredible! The first set the great Ack van Rooyen and some other friends of Herb joined in, and the second set was arranged and conducted by Jorg Achim Keller. What a great experience to play with those musicians..