Today, December 29, was the first day, I really could do something. In the morning some looking around, especially in Greenwich Village where all thos nice jazz clubs are. In the afternoon I went to St. Paul's chapel and the WTC. Really impressive to see what 9/11 has done to this city.
The night belongs to music and therefore I went for a set of great latin music to Guantanamera. Gerardo Contino with conguero Sebastian Nickoll, John Benitez on bass and Manuel Valera on piano... wow! Then off to a jazz club with loads of history: the Village Vanguard, for this night's highlight: Cedar Walton! He's still kicking it... what a groove! And then after hours at the Fat Cat with George Burton, a pianist who I didn't know yet, but who has a very energetic style and band.
All in all some very nice first impressions!