0:00 VooDoo Doughnut*
0:49 Driving through Portlandia*
2:39 Champaign for brunch?
5:45 Jam Session hosted by Ron Steen at Clyde's Prime Rib - "In A Sentimental Mood"
I have grown to really love jam sessions - from The Hang at LUCID to Monday nights at Paratíí (Seattle) to Ron Steen's Jam in Portland and beyond. I love the spontaneous nature, the way the instruments talk to each other. Like my friend Terry Benioff said when she first explained her appreciation for jazz to me, "It's like tango." And like tango, you never know what you're gonna get - that is what makes jam sessions so absolutely amazing, raw, and real.