Sometimes you get lucky, and it comes together: I am staying in a beautiful apartment in the far West Village in New York, seeing friends, hearing friends, and walking, walking, walking. Everything I’ve seen has been wonderful: Zorn and friends at the Stone, Anthony Coleman and Tyshawn Sorey also at the Stone, Sex Mob at Lunatico, Steve Cardenas at Bar Next Door, the Klezmer Series at Jalopy (curated by Aaron Alexander) and J Granelli at the IBeam. Now I have three trio gigs my own damn self in Brooklyn, courtesy of my friend and former student Nico Soffiato, at Robert, a swell neighborhood bar in Boerum Hill.
What I’m dying to do is get some gigs for the Actual Trio in October, but so far that has been like trying to crack an iPhone. But I haven’t given up yet.