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Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Silver Lining

We met Son3 at 6 o'clock as his last class ended and he brought us tickets to Jazz at the Lincoln Center and the incredible talents of Christian McBride and his big band.  He is just wonderful as a leader, performer and musician. I have rarely seen such an engaging affable stage presence. If you have never listened to him before check him out .  You might like him.

After the concert we went to P.J. Clarkes for coffee and/or drinks and snacks. While there we ran into Son3's friends and they joined us at the table. So we had an accountant type person, a SAHM with no kids at home, one trombone jazz studies student, 2 studying music composition, and recent graduate studying classical French horn.

TheHub and I sat and listened to most of the conversations and were fascinated by the thought processes of creative people   Who would have ever guessed  a 5 minute piano piece would be based on the timing of an NBA players 3 point shots? Or thought a table discussion would be about the most perfectly composed opening to a song (Stevie Wonder was the hands down winner). And who were the 2 gaped mouth fish out of water?

8 comments:

  1. That's how we feel when our daughter gets to talking about computers, anime and video games with people who understand that "language." lol. Enjoy the rest of your stay!

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    1. I understand that also. Son1 is in web design

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  2. It's always interesting for parents to hear their kids in their own environment and it sounds like this was no exception. Was there a particular Stevie Wonder song they referenced for the win?

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    1. Sir Duke in particular but they awarded him the lifetime achievement award also

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  3. That sounds like an interesting evening, glad your trip turned in the right direction :)

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    1. It did, sadly it was right before time to come home. But we are going back in March

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  4. Your silver lining sounds closer to diamond studded platinum.

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    1. It really was. Son3 is very generous including us in some interaction with some of his friends each time we visit. Of course word has leaked out that we spring for the dinner or drinks, so we seem to have rotating dinner/drinks/dessert guests

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