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Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

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Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

Joe Albano (woodwinds, compositions), Steve Ruel (saxophones), Aki Ishiguro (guitar), Nick Jozwiak (bass), Dave Cole (drums). Sounded loud, electric and adventurous, quite complicated modern stuff 😀 I guess one needs to have spent some time in New York to really enjoy it – I did, actually. A couple of months ago, maybe I wouldn’t have, though. Was very interesting. But, oh my God, THE HEAT… Now I want to go back to the Stone (lots of reasons for it this month – Tyshawn Sorey is curating it in August), but I’m really scared of the heat. Seems like they turn on their AC very reluctantly – but I suspect they actually do have one… Anyway, the heat was unreal.

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August 19, 2009 at 11:54 am

Joe Albano’s Meanderthals @ the Stone

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Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

Joe Albano's Meanderthals @ the Stone

Joe Albano (woodwinds, compositions), Steve Ruel (saxophones), Aki Ishiguro (guitar), Nick Jozwiak (bass), Dave Cole (drums). Sounded loud, electric and adventurous, quite complicated modern stuff 😀 I guess one needs to have spent some time in New York to really enjoy it – I did, actually. A couple of months ago, maybe I wouldn’t have, though. Was very interesting. But, oh my God, THE HEAT… Now I want to go back to the Stone (lots of reasons for it this month – Tyshawn Sorey is curating it in August), but I’m really scared of the heat. Seems like they turn on their AC very reluctantly – but I suspect they actually do have one… Anyway, the heat was unreal.

Written by Ines

August 19, 2009 at 11:54 am

Niisama linna peal – täitsa lõpp kui palav on!

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Persistence of Dali @ William Bennett Gallery, Soho

Persistence of Dali @ William Bennett Gallery, Soho

Täna käisin niisama linna peal – Soho’s ühes galeriis Dali näitust vaatamas. Päris lahe. Seeria Alice Imedemaal teemadel oli väga põnev.  Kollektsioon polnud muidu eriti suur võrreldes Hispaania majamuuseumiga (mulle meenub, et kunagi käisin seal kah), poole tunniga oli kõik vaadatud :D. Siis käisin legendaarses odavas J&R  elektroonikapoes ja ostsin uued kõrvaklapid. Ja pärast seda sõin sõbraga tänava peal halal toitu – proovisin falafeli. Street food on mõnus. See poiss, kellega ma siin viimasel ajal põhiliselt hängin, elab väga lahedas muusikute majas Brooklynis – kõik toanaabrid on ka jazzmuusikud, enamuses Berklee lõpetanud. Päris lahe, pidevalt näeb mõnda neist erinevates jazziklubides mängimas või kuulamas.

Downtown

Downtown

Aga muidu jah, jubedalt jubedalt palav on. Mitte lihtsalt palav, aga piinavalt palav. Üks õige eestlane ikka sellega naljalt ei harju. Mulle hakkab alles nüüd kohale jõudma, kui palju tuleb selliste ilmadega tegelikult juua – muidu oleks nagu pidev pohmelli ja päiksepiste vaheline tunne… Peale kõige muu on minust kujunemas siinse õlle ekspert. Kogu aeg on vaja jälle üks õlu juua – see drink minimum äri klubides on siin ikka üsna pealetükkiv. Aga on selgunud, et mõned õllemargid on siin ikka tõesti väga head. Valejutt, et ameerika õlu paha on. Tuleb lihtsalt Budweiserist eemale hoida 😀

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August 19, 2009 at 12:26 am