Port Townsend

I made a one-day trip to the Centrum Port Townsend (Washington) jazz festival over the weekend for a book signing and to hear as much music as I could take in. Copies of Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond moved quite nicely, thank you. The music I heard was in the four-hour Saturday afternoon concert in Fort Warden State Park's McCurdy Pavilion (no, it's not named for Roy McCurdy). The opener was bassist Christian McBride's quartet with saxophonist Ron Blake, drummer Terrion … [Read more...]