Last Sunday the trio played for a birthday party at a new venue for us, The Plough Bar and Bistro in Myrniong. It’s a gorgeous out-of-the-way restaurant with a country inn vibe, delicious food and excellent service. The main dining area was (understandably) packed for Sunday lunch, and our function took place in a cosy side room with an open fire. David Gardner was playing saxophone, and I asked him to bring his clarinet too (Dave is one of Australia’s finest jazz clarinettists). I was glad I did, because it turned out that the clarinet was the perfect fit for the acoustic, floating beautifully above the bubbling of conversation.