It's been too long since I have posted and in that time I have had some extraordinary moments with extraordinary people. I caught wind of what is happening at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall and saw Keith Jarrett, Jack Dejohnette and Gary Peacock play. Seeing this brilliant trio, so tight in their execution and connected as individuals, I witnessed the audience be entranced by their performance. In a crowd of several thousand, you could hear a pin drop and the adulation they received during the three encores was remarkable. The following weekend proved to offer another experience, with Christian McBride, who has taken the jazz world by storm because of his age and his abilities that made their appearance at the age of seven. Then there was Barry Jenkins, who made a film set in San Francisco with the main characters finding their way through the city on their bikes, San Francisco being a mecca for fixies. There was also Mike Jacobs (who is now working with the producer of Barry Jenkins' film....small world) who observed the transformation of a dream into a kind of insanity. And then the brilliant Ferlinghetti who refuses to boast but is surrounded by the literary meccas of our times. Coming up? Pico Iyer, James Toback and more poetry!
Oh, and Sight Unseen now airs on ART ON AIR.