Ignacio Berroa Quartet - Cole Auditorium, Greenwich - January 30, 2011
Two gigs in one month is awesome, so hats off to Greenwich Library. Berroa is from Cuba, has stateside lineage including Dizzy’s band. I did my best with his head partly obscured by the crash cymbal. And not the only problem! Pianist Ridl bobbed and weaved enough so that there were 4 false starts on him, I eventually just gave up getting the instrument into his sketch. Later, an embarrassing paper “malfunction” ( a tear) with bassist Moring’s sketch page, mostly patched up in the post-scan photoshop cleanup. Furthermore, there was some confusion about the correct spelling of his name! When it rains it pours. Being in Greenwich on the weekend was also a good opportunity for me & Toots to go use the various gift coupons she had received, for a dinner on the Avenue (Pasta Vera) and also some baked goods (Crumb’s – outrageously rich stuff). Satiation!