Monday, March 03, 2008

Joshua Redman at Catalina's

“Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.”
Lucy Larcom (1824 – 1893), poet

The occasion was On The Mark’s birthday. We had a nice steak dinner at Monty’s and then on to Catalina’s in Hollywood for the jazz of Joshua Redman. The maître d' Manny recognized us immediately and seated us up front. It had been a while since OTM and I spent an evening listening to jazz, because now he has a wife, a young child, and another on the way, so last night was very enjoyable.

Redman played for an hour and opened with a rousing version of "Mack the Knife." As OTM said, when watching Redman (this is the second or third time we have seen him there), he imagines this is what it was like in the ‘50s and ‘60s listening to jazz in a intimate club setting. The trio included bass player Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Among the songs "Birds and Roots," "Ghost," "Indian Song" composed by Wayne Shorter, and "Identity Thief" that he premiered just for the 7:30 p.m. show.

Happy birthday and many, many more!


B2 said...

Happy birthday, On the Mark!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, b2. It was a great evening and, as I mentioned to The Misanthrope, when one listens to Joshua Redman at a club one feels as though greatness is being unveiled each time. His music has a lot of personality and it always seems like he's trying something new and pushing the limits.

Bradley said...


Nothing to do with your post, but I thought I'd let you know that I've tagged you over on my blog with the six word memoir meme.