David presents Jazz FM’s Blues and Boogie programme on Sunday evenings between 5pm and 7pm, sponsored by New Brunswick Harvest Jazz Festival.
He describes how he believes there isn’t one greatest album of all time because music “depends on so many variables: mood, location, company… so many contributing factors. There are so many recordings that are enjoyable it’s impossible to pick just one. It’s like singling out one of your children and declaring that one to be the greatest.”
David’s appreciation for music is reflected in what he describes as the most memorable gig: “four years ago I was in a rooftop bar in the Moroccan town of Essaouira listening to a local band improvising on local goatskin instruments underpinned by a bass player and a full drum kit. They weren’t playing for the money but for the sheer joy of it – or so it appeared. I was transfixed. This was real creativity and that is what made it exciting.”