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Winter's Eve @ Lincoln Center: Ben Allison Group

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Food sampling

Food sampling

Went all the way up there, initially just to hear Ben Allison. I would have made it on time actually, but just couldn’t find the venue. I just remembered wrong and was looking for it from between 63rd and 64th St (was actually a block up from there). And NOONE knew where 2 Lincoln Plaza was, not to mention American Folk Art Museum’s Eva and Morris Feld Gallery which was the actual location for the concert. But with a little help from a friend I finally found it, just to hear the last tune of the set :D. Sounded good.

Ben Allison Group plays Neil Young

But the 10th Annual Winter’s Eve @ Lincoln Center was spectacular by itself – 6-7 blocks of outdoor food, music, shopping and holiday celebration around the Lincoln Center neighborhood.. Heard so many great bands playing on the streets – a steel pan trio with a cool minimalist vibe and on the main stage the actual afrobeat band from the very recent Broadway musical FELA! and a bunch more that I didn’t rememeber. And I also casually spotted Mike Bloomberg himself, giving a speech. But the highlight of the evening was all that food sampling. First I got sick eating a lot of cake and gelato and free hot chocolate, then tried everything else. They really had great food there. And I actually heard some of the 2nd set of Ben Allison Group, so it was all good anyway.

Ice Sculptures

The street surprise - Ice sculptures

On the way home stopped by from Bar 4  in Brooklyn (444 7th Ave). Wasn’t that crazy about the band. But Bar 4 is cool. It’s actually one of the closest bars for me right now. And they even carry All About Jazz NY newspaper. The December number had just arrived, I got the first one from the pack 😀

Andy Akiho steel pan trio

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  1. Sõna DAMN ei sobi Sulle!!!


    December 1, 2009 at 3:22 am

    • Tohoh, mul on tsensor. Aga Sul võib õigus olla, kustutasin ära igaks juhuks.


      December 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

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