Lucky you. Monty Alexander is fabulous. Who was playing with him?
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I did not know Blues Alley was still up and running. I've seen many jazz acts there when I lived in the DC area. Since moving to Baltimore, I visited there to see the Buck Hill quintet some years ago. There is an Audio Club starting for Maryland/DC/Va participants. As a matter of fact, a friend and I went to a reel to reel tape presentation a few weeks back. It was awesome and the conversation was great as well. I am not sure that there is an Audio Club in your area, but let me know if there is.
Hey guys. Monty was playing with Hassan Shakur (bass) and a drummer who was fantastic, but unfortunatley, I don't remember his name.
Blues Alley is going strong, and I have seen a number of the old schoolers there, even in recent years. One real treat was seeing Charlie Byrd a few years before he died. Of course, the folks answering the phone there today didn't know the name of Monty's drummer either, so that's a little disappointing! Everytime I see some of the jazz legends, I find myself wondering what live jazz will be when they are gone.
I'm in the DC suburbs and was reminded how I really need to get to Blues Alley more often. I'd be interested in hearing more about the new MD/DC/VA audio club.