The Blue Note Club, in Tokyo, is really nice to play. They have jazz bands in all the time, and are very organized about everything.
Wow, we've brought our own music stands
Trombonist Al Kaplan is the only one I've seen who was in the band in the short period I played in it
and, he being a good golfer and me a terrible one, I grab a free lesson!
(okay, now I know I need to use a golf club, not a sharpie.)
Final getting our charts in order...
and we have an hour to hang out before the show
Time to go on
This isn't like a rock gig... I can't just pick up my camera on a few bars off and snap photos... I have to keep my head in the charts most all of
the set, or I'll get lost.
But I can shoot some shots during drum solos
And when Cathy does band introductions
And at the end
Between shows, the club has some great food for us backstage
And... back onstage for the second show.
After the set,
a treat for me, I spot some friendly faces in the audience...
It's members of the "Tony Levin Club" of Japan, who kindly have come out to see me again.
And brought me a gift - two club pins
(I guess now I'm a member!!)
Time for another page, and with all the shows this week, instead of going through chronologically, I'll just
post the better pictures from the whole week.