Monday, June 27, 2005

I was downtown.

Went to New York with my friend Julie to see the JVC Jazz Festival at the Knitting Factory. We agreed that the highlights were the Ben Allison Trio and the Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet. The show was running 45min behind by the time Kurt went on, and he only had time to play three tunes. So that was disappointing. On the other hand, Mark Turner made a surprise appearance and played with Kurt. I heard a saxophone offstage and I was like, "That sounds just like Mark Turner..." And then Turner walks out onstage and I nearly freaked out. Julie really dug his sound, which is cool. Actually, she really dug the whole show. We had a great time. The end.