Chillin' at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. Now on-stage: the Jack DeJohnette - the Dave Holland - and the Jason Moran. Previously, Allan Harris and the Donny McCaslin Group were nice discoveries.
Oakville has a jazz festival. I knew that. But I always thought it was a third-rate affair, at best. Could be that I just wasn't paying attention. This year they had some pretty good shows. Yesterday Heidi and I caught performances by Allen Toussaint, and then John Hammond. Showed up to both about 10 minutes [...]