Kudos to one of my best friends, Derrick Deric Williams! Last night, he and a ferocious ensemble of musicians set Neil’s on fire with the torch of smooth jazz. I ain’t talkin’ Kenny G, single note holdin’, sleep inducing, audio wallpaper. I mean soul stirring, head bobbin’ music! The ensemble KWEST (pronuonced quest) put it down in midtown! Some may say, ‘big deal, you heard a band in Memphis.’ It is a big deal because they didn’t play one overused blues or soul standard. No mouth harps, gruff-sounding wailers, or any mention of Kings (Elvis, B.B. or otherwise) just universally appealing great music. They are slated to hit each third Sunday of the month at Neil’s in Midtown Memphis around 7pm. $7 cover, good food and a warm atmosphere to gear up for your weekly grind. DO IT!!!