Saturday, October 22, 2011

Herbie Hancock

I'm so glad we decided to spring for last minute tickets to see this concert. Even the uppermost gallery of Massey Hall sounds fantastic. All the Toronto scene players were there, making up the concert orchestra, including John Johnson (doing some impressive doubling, first on clarinet and then on alto) and Al Kay. I even spotted some ex Glen Gould strings in there. Herbie was fantastic playing Rhapsody in Blue in the first half and delighting the crowd with Cantaloupe Island, Maiden Voyage and Dolphin Dance in the second half. Well worth the price of admission and at 76, who knows how many times he'll be back in town. :)

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