Maria Schneider Orchestra @ Jazz Standard
Heard two sets - and sat so close to the band for the first one that I could actually see Ben Monder’s sheet music and all the voicings. That was so cool . The music was great, some really happening solos by Ben Monder, Donny McCaslin and Ingrid Jensen. This has been their regular Thanksgiving week @ Jazz Standard (for 6 years i think) – totally sold out. It was so great to be Ben Monder’s guest for that one
And later on went to 55 Bar & Fat Cat with David Binney. Heard Chris Ward, one of those cats living in the famous Cortelyou Rd house of jazz, sit in with the jam session. And then i met a really attractive girl and we exchanged numbers. What a great night!