After lunch I started walking with Brian Bender, whose new album, Little Shop of Horas (don't you love it?!) "blends original and traditional Jewish Melodies with Latin Jazz, Samba, Reggae, Calypso, Celtic, Arabic, Turkish and African styles of music. " Brian has a MySpace page with music. I think he's going to play for my Amherst gig on Nov. 18th - I'll keep you posted. So Brian & Susan & Elaine & I ended up at a place with bubble tea & pastry, and after that we stood on the sidewalk talking some more and then some folks from Brian's band shows up and we talked some more and then this weird young guy in a hat showed up and started speaking Yiddish to the guy from the band - I think they went to Yiddish Camp together - and just as suddenly he walked away. And then it was late and cold and I came home and put on the albums people had given me.
So if you want to play too, don't forget that the free concert is tomorrow (Sat. 10/13) night, and that the touring gang will be heading off to Poughkeepsie, Fredonia, Buffalo & Rochester for concerts Oct. 16 - 21. Not only are these my pals, but they are some of the great klezmer musicians of our generation. Don't miss 'em!