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I am LX Tour

The LX tour of New England included stops at Stowe, VT, Franconia, NH, Gloucester, MA and Newport, RI.  A notable stop for dinner was The Alchemist in Waterbury, VT (20 min south of Stowe).  Brewmaster John Kimmich makes perhaps the best IPA in captivity.  Food is recommendable too.  Definitely worth a stop.  Our stop in Gloucester included a chest deep ocean meeting with my able web master Steve Brettler at smallfish web deisgn.  There are firsts for everything.

Further nattering about feeling young: Newport Jazz Festival dished up 78 year old “Saxophone Colassus” Sonny Rollins.  This event marked his return to the Newport Jazz Festival stage for the first time since 1958.  The man can play and play.  When I see someone like Rollins still doing what he clearly loves and does so well, considering he has been doing it for more than 60 years, it is truly humbling.

The two day affair was marked with terrific weather, emerging talent (Anat Cohen, Guillermo Klein, Chris Potter, Brian Blade) and established musicians (Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Wayne Shorter, Bill Frissell).  It is an extremely well run event in a stunning setting with Fort Adams creating a “natural” amphitheater and Newport Harbor as an awesomely beautiful back drop.

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