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This was another supremely fun evening of "orchestral" movements. A sizable in-the-know audience accumulated by the middle of the evening, and things seemed to build a little more organically and completely as a result. I *think* it's a good sign when you decide it's about time for a set-break and realize that it's only 10 minutes until closing time...? We probably debuted more new lyrical standards than we recycled, prompting us to consider trying a series of "theme" evenings, where we play mostly brand new standards selected to fit a given theme. For now, I'm just leaving the whole recording as one unbroken megalith, but I may try to pick a couple of natural pauses and break it up at some point.
(Ian had to work and sadly had to miss this one. I tried to cover a bit by bringing out my acoustic 6-string -- the first time in quite a while in this context. (This turned out to be a good idea, since Woody couldn't make it until about a 3rd of the way into the evening.) Also, I forgot to snap any photos! So if you took any pictures while you were there, send a couple along and I'll replace these stand-in shots of my guitar-setup.)