Category Archives: Music

Saveur & Savoir: Montreal 2017

The first week of July brings us to the Montreal Jazz Festival. We do not mind missing the promiscuous display of red white and blue at home, and are ecstatic to be going rogue.In the upscale province of Justin Trudeau, … Continue reading

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Santa Fe: Riders of the Purple Sage

Theater Boy is summons me to Santa Fe where it’s dusty and weathered, hot and beautiful.When I arrive, my eyes are scorched — in a great way. I discover that purple sage is very real.  Maybe there are real cowboys, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Road: Western Mass

I’m invited for a weekend in the Berkshires. The lure of Tanglewood, museums, theater, tastings, and progressive politics is so compelling that I welcome the hellish drive. John Pizzarelli’s jazzy Radio Deluxe helps the hours and miles be-bop and fly. … Continue reading

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Montreal Jazz Festival: Colossal Musicianship for 38 Years

mu·sic [ˈmyo͞ozik] Vocal or instrumental sounds combined to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. June 28 to July 8, 2017 The 38th edition of the Montréal Jazz Fest will possess all the beauty of form, harmony, and expression … Continue reading

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Summer Staycation, Part One

“People are crazy and times are strange   I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range  I used to care, but things have changed” Summer usually finds me on the road visiting inns and bistros. This year I decide to … Continue reading

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My Funny Valentine II

My friend Bob Greene is cool. He is tall, suave, and an excellent cook. Bob is a tennis writer who travels the world to watch famous and not-so-famous athletes whack a fuzzy yellow ball across a net at 100 mph. … Continue reading

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Summer Afternoon: New York City

I arrive at the Hotel Empire at 63rd and Broadway. “Beware the Eurotrash,” warns cabdriver Harry, squiggling up one eyebrow like Vincent Price. My companion, Theater Boy, is full of soulful angst. His mood is as dark as the cavernous … Continue reading

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