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Ilmad on jahedaks läinud

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Bedford av taco cart

Mexican street food on Bedford Av - Summer never ends

Kuidagi järsku saabus, aga käes ongi september – päris jahe on siin viimased paar päeva, eriti õhtuti. Olen natuke väsinud töötamisest. Või siis tegelikult, rohkem sellest, mis ma pärast tööd teen. Kipun alati kuhugi sattuma ja jõuan siis jube hilja koju lõpuks. Siin on nimelt jälle väga intensiivne hooaeg alanud, nii palju asju toimub – suvel oli selles mõttes tunduvalt rahulikum. Nüüd tuleb jälle nii paljude inimestega suhelda ja tutvuda 😀

Ükspäev tulid restorani eestlased – sõid ja jõid eriti korralikult ja jätsid üle 25%-lise jootraha – arvatavasti eestikeelse teeninduse eest 😀 Mul pole nii meeldivat lauda veel kunagi olnud. Eestlased on nii toredad – eriti välismaal!

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September 10, 2009 at 5:05 pm

John Escreet Project @ Jazz Standard

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John Escreet Project

John Escreet Project

Another Wednesday that had too much great jazz to choose from. I thought I was going to be working that night and not see any of it, but by some weird coincidences I actually made it to John Escreet Project concert at Jazz Standard.  I was really happy about it since they only got one night booked there. Heard both sets – was really good! Not too many people were there for the first one, though.  John Escreet (piano, compositions), David Binney (tenor, effects), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Zack Lober (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums). I loved the compositions! Perfect balance between improvisation and composition, I was thinking. And so much interplay going on in the band – I know trios can often be so dynamic and full of interaction, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard so much active awareness of space in a quintet. Was really organic, dynamic and well balanced.  Great musicians, that’s why, I guess :D. Found myself another favorite trumpet player – Ambrose Akinmusire.

And another thing – I happened to sit next to Adam Schatz and found out about this really cool website he’s doing – http://searchandrestore.com/ A great one for New York Jazz, really! Glad I found it 😀 Tried to make it to Nir Felder’s gig @ Smalls that night as well, but was too late.