The next day some exploring around Chinatown (forget it, Jake...) and Little Italy. If you're ever there: go to Ferraraand order a caffe latte and a cannoli... the best!
Earlier that day a little bird told me that there was something going to happen in a bar called East 11th Street Bar.Stefano Doglioni, a great Italian bass clarinet player who also studied in The Hague and had moved, was gonna go there. What a nice surprise to see that John Marshall was onstage as well! A real cozy new year's eve, and of course sitting in with the band and hearing stories (especially about Buddy Rich!), plus the proof that Americans can make some very decent beer!