|This is one of the largest buildings in the world|
|Terceira Island in the Azores|
We have a day off today; I'm planning on Skyping with my family, and practicing and taking care of odds and ends. I'm also looking forward to seeing Thomas Stanko perform later this evening. We met Stanko and his daughter in the airport in Frankfurt and they are really nice people. Stanko is playing with some really top notch Danish musicians tonight. it should be a great show; Stanko is 70 years old and in great shape. He shows no sign of slowing down. I hope I can still walk when I'm 70!
I also picked up a bunch of Clean Feed recordings in the lobby of the concert hall; I got CDs by Chris Lightcap and also Ran Blake. I'll have to put them on the review list......
I saw Stanko and crew at breakfast. Stanko was kind enough to lend me some valve oil for my trumpet. What a mensch!
It was a pretty quiet day; I did some more treadmill running, and then we went into town for a fabulous lunch. The seafood here is pretty unbelievable. We had our sound check earlier and tonight-very late-is our gig(11:30 PM!) Stay tuned for more tour updates....