Friday, September 18, 2015
365 True Things: 173/Jazz
This evening we missed a celebration of Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea with Christian McBride and Brian Blade, and I'm guessing that what I'm hearing now is The Errol Garner Project: Concert by the Sea, featuring Geri Allen on piano.
We've gone to the Jazz Festival a few times in the past; even had arena seats for a few years. The seats weren't great—people with old subscriptions get the best ones—but they were good enough. Some of the acts we've seen and especially enjoyed have been Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Keb Mo', Michel Camilo, Regina Carter with Kenny Barron, Dave Brubeck, and Wayne Shorter.
Here's an interesting NPR story about Dave Brubeck's "Take Five," which he of course played when we saw him. It was such a treat to hear it in person. And as a side note, "Take Five" is David's personal ringtone on my phone.
Every year I consider getting tickets again. But this year, I guess we'll just settle for music that wafts through the open windows.