Saturday, October 25, 2003

Hnita Hoeve til dawn

Last night I went up to the Hnita Hoeve jazz club to meet up with some of the members of the Dutch-language Jazz Forum. Small crowd, but conversation raged on 'til 3:30 AM. I must say I'm pretty proud of my Dutch: I understood nearly everything that was said and incredibly made myself understood. I even made them laugh once or twice, no easy task in a foreign language.

I'll be headed back up there for Polar Bear, an English quartet led by drummer Sebastian Rocheford, this coming thursday. They've just put out (or are putting out) their first CD and even the club owner hasn't heard their recent music, so we're right on the cutting edge of discovery.