Hey CJ, Carl (& Dr. Borden)

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  1. John Celardo

    John Celardo Bronze Member Donor

    May 9, 2007
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    Maureen, our friend Joe and I saw Kurt Elling at Birdland Saturday night. I couldn't help thinking back to the HTL get-togethers we had there, instigated by Larry. We had a crowd after one of our visits to Artie's house, and a smaller group for a Lou Donald show that included CJ and Carl. Birdland is a great jazz venue.

    Kurt Elling is one of my favorite male jazz singers. His voice has a kind of woodwind quality that I can listen to all day. The treat of the night happened before the show when Elling visited tables. We were on an aisle, and to my astonishment, he stopped and chatted with us. He's a very friendly guy, and easy to talk to. His speaking voice is so similar to his singing, which I commented on. That's not true of many singers. We talked about the difficulties a touring musician faces, and some small talk. He left us and stopped at five or six more tables. Our chat made a spectacular show even better. He was backed up by a terrific four-piece band, and later joined by a sax player who I didn't know. It was a great evening that we'll do again soon.
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  2. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

    May 8, 2007
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    Great time had by all.
    Well hafta do that again
  3. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

    May 7, 2007
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    I love Birdland. I'm sure its the Iowa farm boy in me but I guess its like a small town gal going to Tiffany's in NYC. There might be better venues from a local's perspective but for me, Birdland is it.

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