All Aboard!

WOW! The shortest and one of the most worthwhile trips Iโ€™ve taken to this fabulous city. Found an incredible bargoon at the newly renovated (and very clean) Days Inn on Broadway in the upper West Side. I highly recommend it to anyone travelling to The Big Apple on a budget (isnโ€™t that everyone these days? ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย 

Met with bebop pioneer Bob Dorough to cull thru the hundreds of fabulous archival photos and other memorabilia he has from 8 decades playing music. EIGHT decades, you read that correctly. What an inspiration! As I write this Bob is in Chattanooga, for a week long solo gig. The man is turning 89 in December and still travels and plays several times a month wherever and with whomever will have the courage to book him. His longtime collaborator, left-hand man and stellar guitarist, Steve Berger and I spent a fabulous evening watching footage and reminiscing about Bobโ€™s incredible career.

Anywhoo, as is amply evident, I could gush about Mr. Dorough for hours. But this post is meant to wish Gotham a fine farewell and say Bonjour to Montreal where I am heading now on the Amtrak Line thru the stunning Adirondacks!

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