Zog Blog - Hidden Rooms Cambridge / by Elaine Crouch

Day 4 of the Zog Tour

This venue is called The Hidden Rooms for good reason. It’s a subterranean laberynth under a Pizza Express in Cambridge. Rob Barron (piano) and Rod Youngs (drums) were doing their first dates of the tour. They’d seriously done their homework and played my tunes with tremendous verve. The room was busy and the audience receptive. I was hampered with a duff read, and when I changed it I only got a worse one. So I made do, feeling as if my fundamentally Coltrane/Dexter thing had been forced into Mobley/Flip Phillips. Not anything wrong with the latter, just since it wasn’t what I was striving for it was a distraction...