1. Simplicity has its own merits, I rediscovered last night listening to guitarist Scott Sawyer & saxophonist Dave Finucane at Sharp Nine. I've heard them in a quartet a couple of times (& they're in the Video Library), but four minus two was even better for someone who, after a busy day including lovely contemporary classical music, needed the simplicity of two players covering mellow jazz standards over two hours. Catch them whenever they pair again...
Peter Burke has liked jazz since he was in high school. Having lived & worked in exotic places with & without local jazz scenes, he has also led a Guide To Local Jazz class in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.