Some of the Microsoft Press team was in New York this week for O’Reilly’s Tools of Change publishing conference, where it was fantastic to meet many of our O’Reilly cohorts. Tuesday night we went out to hear Christian McBride’s big band. Nobody took a photo of that great band, who were having an obvious blast on the stand, but we did get these.
The exterior of the place (at Columbus Circle) the next day:
And the band, also wonderful, that followed Christian’s for the late-night show, playing almost exclusively music by Donald Byrd (but for Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady”):