Ross Taggart and Bernie Arai at the 'Thankfully' session.

This is a shot from 2001 of tenor saxophonist Ross Taggart’s Thankfully session recorded live at The Cellar. The band is Bernie Arai – drums, Mike Rud – guitar, and Bob Murphy – b3 organ. It was the first ever CD that we released on Cellar Live. Actually it was supposed to be the only Cellar Live CD and as I type this I think we’re working on our 60th release or something silly like that.  Ross’ quartet was a special band. Every tune on the CD is fantastic and I remember those early gigs well. There was always an electric energy in the room when they played.  The band was relatively short lived because Mike Rud moved away but you can check them out on that beautiful Thankfully CD. Available HERE.

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