Well, where do I start? She is a true piano guru, who's in the beginning of her nineties and very, very on top of her game. Sophia Rosoff is the only one still alive who has worked with Abby Whiteside, who created a unique way of how to use your body when playing the piano, not using the fingers as moving joints. After an hour, playing felt so light and as if everything worked just by itself... amazing! I got a load of new ways to practice and that's exactly what I came for. I'm very thankful for her advice and I urge all pianists who are planning to go to NYC to study with her.
After Sophia's lesson I floated off to the Met, to even get more amazed. This museum is just too big to do for a whole week! And I only had three hours... I basically went through Egyptian art, a collection of rare and old music instruments and the French impressionists.
The night was this time for Joey DeFrancesco at Lincoln Center, who played with Paul Bollenback on guitar and Jeremy Thomas on drums. After this total blast I decided to pay one more visit to Guantanamera, which is around the corner and had a nice long talk with conguero Sebastian Nickoll about his move to live in NYC.