Dave Brubeck/Ramsey Lewis
Saw these two jazz greats on the same bill last night in Eugene, OR. If you get a chance to see them, either together or separately, don't miss it. These guys can still cook.
Ramsey Lewis especially looks great and plays with both fire and ice. His trio is amazing and they played a bunch of new stuff Lewis has written for the Ravinia Festival this summer in Chicago; it was so new the pieces didn't have names and they were still using the music.
Brubeck (he's 87 now!) has clearly slowed and can barely speak above a whisper, but has great rapport with his band, and his current sax/flute guy, Bobby Militello, is amazing.
I never thought I'd hear Time Out, Wade in the Water, and The In Crowd performed by the composers. A rare treat.
We all love our systems, but live music is still a wonderful experience.