February 26th, 2010

New York Blues

After CES earlier this year we went to New York for a few days and re-discovered how easy it is to find good live music. There are loads of incredibly talented artists playing every night of the week in this city.

Andrew Nicholas - www.thiscityismine.com

Photo: Andrew Nicholas - www.thiscityismine.com

After a nice authentic NYC dinner at the classical institution Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, we arrived quite late at the Terra Blues Club in Greenwich Village. Having eaten a good chunk of delicious meat we were in the best of moods. We got a table, ordered a few beers and then the music started. What a shock – we were totally blown away by this guitarist and his trio. Loud, long, powerful jamming tunes that sometimes went from one song and seamlessly changed over to another one. Suddenly a trumpetist arrived at the dark stage playing a solo – and this underlined the openness of the music.

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February 14th, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year

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February 2nd, 2010

Dutch courage

We visited a great music-lover and audiophile in Holland in mid-December.

Rudolph's Coltrane room

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