Living, Learning, and Sharing my best life by becoming thoughtfully engaged with the world around me. An evolving boomer, Grande Dame blogger, photographer, nurse, euchre player, lover of champagne, chocolates, and caviar, feeder of birds, reader of books, mother of a BC eagle, co-founder of the Goddess Gala and Dieting Diva.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Les Paul at The Iridium Jazz Club New York City

Last night we enjoyed the site and sound of the legendary Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan. The 10pm show in the small basement club was over sold. We were packed in like sardines. I was concerned about my ability to enjoy myself in the cramped quarters. Once the band took stage, all that was forgotten. I had a great time! Les and his band, joined by a couple of guests, played for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Seated on a guitar stool, Les played and told stories, talked to his band and his audience. Physically he is limited by arthritic fingers, wears a hearing aide, and has a new pacemaker and just spent 3 weeks in the hospital.   However, at 93 years young, his spirit is still strong and lively. As is tradition, Les appeared 30 minutes after the show to sign autographs, and take photos with fans. A line of at least 150 formed to get their picture taken with the legend. The young and the old came carrying guitars and other pieces of memorabilia to be autographed.  Some of them waited close to 2 hours.  Les didn't leave the club till after 2. Fans are inspired by his life's work.  Yet it is their faithful following that gives him purpose to continue his lifes work.  I would wholeheartedly recommend this performance should you be in Manhattan on a Monday night.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Marge! I think this comment will post, unfortunately, I don't have much to say! Glad to hear that you are enjoying your time in NYC.

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  2. You did it! We had a great time!

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  3. Great review. Sounds like a fantastic night, what a legend. Great photo, too!!

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  4. Oh, great! Now I can comment!

    Funny thing, with your hangman game....at first, I thought "garbage bin" was a hint about the solution! You can probably imagine my confusion.

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