(I forgot to take my camera, so this is the image from my Treo 650).
Mike was playing with Chris Minh Doky on bass, and Lionel Cordew on drums. The venue, 55 Bar, bills itself as a “depression era dive”, so it’s an intimate venue (to be kind). Since I arrived just before the set started, I got the last seat in the house, behind the band, with a good view of the servers behind the bar.
This wasn’t jazz as a concert performance, it’s bebop with three of the world’s top musicians, playing at their highest abilities.
I bought a copy of Mike’s newest CD, and he signed it for me. We shook hands, so I was surprised that his skin is so soft!