Wednesday, May 15, 2013
still-sound 168. Blue whale
I went to the Blue Whale last night, a jazz club in Little Tokyo. I've been meaning to go for a while. Ever since my neighbor Tom, a cool drummer and overall expert in all things jazz, told me about it. I watched an incredibly talented pianist, David Arnay play. He started the set alone on stage. Each successive song introduced a new musician into the line-up. The eighth song had eight musicians raising the roof on the club.
My favorite songs of the night were an interpretation of a Bill Evans tune and one composed by Arnay titled Daddy's Groove.
I'm already a great jazz lover. Last night convinced me even more that it's one of the great American arts. The club should have been very smoky though. I'm not a smoker but for the preservation of American culture I think that smoking laws should be relaxed in certain instances.