There’ll be a shortage of posts over the next week, as Barb and I are off this afternoon for Rome. Yes, as in Italy. She’s been asked to present at some Super Technical International Science Conference, all expenses paid, and I get to tag along. It’s the first time in Italy for both of us, so we’re both looking forward to it. I’ll relate any good stories when we get back.
We had a wonderful evening last night down at the Kennedy Center, where Barb, Madi and I had the pleasure of seeing Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. I’ve been a fan of Wynton’s dating all the way back to Black Codes From The Underground, yet until last night, I had never had the opportunity to see him live. And boy, he didn’t disappoint. He promised to get the Kennedy Center “swinging,” and that he did for the next three hours, with one of the hottest bands you’ll ever see.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra* swinging to Duke Ellington’s “Across The Track Blues.” Enjoy, and I’ll see you next week.
* Ignore the fact that whoever posted the video spelled Marsalis’s name as “Winton.” It makes me crazy, too.
Bring me some olive oil, please!
I had a brief fling with “Winton’s” music back in my high school jazz band (mid-90s!). The STIS conference sounds quite prestigious…