Speaking of community. At the Conservatory we learned of a benefit for a beloved bassist in the community organized by his son. The club was packed with folks pitching in for the cause. LaFrae and I were honored to take part and sat in with the band on “I Feel So Glad” by Hop Wilson and “Caldonia” by Louis Jordan. Once again we got to experience how the blues is spoken in ALL languages.
At the end of the night around 1 am, we were amazed by a string of singers who came up one after another and floored us with exquisite Bossa Nova songs.