From Eric and Bird & Beckett
We’ve got a little bit of all of it this weekend at Bird & Beckett
— Tonight, The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Liteary Jazz Band– five vets play like they’ve been doing it all their lives– and indeed they’ve been serious, swinging, bop and west coast cool jazz players all, since about 1950 around these parts. Tenor player Chuck Peterson leads a quintet featuring fellow reedsman Howard Dudune, with Glen Deardorff on guitar, Dean Reilly on bass and Tony Johnson on drums. That’s Friday, Oct. 21, 5:30 to 8:00 pm. We’ll keep you posted on how the Yankees/Rangers game is going, promise!
Saturday, drop in and browse. Perfect drizzly atmosphere outside, perfect low key literary groove inside…
Sunday, Oct. 23, 3 pm (the Giants/Phillies game doesn’t start ’til 4:30, so don’t worry about that), writer Thom Vernon rustles up some curious cattle, introducing us to his book “The Drifts.” And we quote from the author’s own gloss, “During a vicious blizzard, a pregnant empty-nester, her cheating husband, his best friend, a transexual father and a calf find themselves facing the cold violence of their own hopes and resentments.” It’s a situation that’s not without humor, take our word for it! Thom’s here on a brief junket from Toronto, so you won’t have another chance to catch him if you miss this one…
And at 4:30 the self-same day (yes, right up against that critical playoff game), we’re offering the other (to us) worldly music of India in our “which way west?” concert series– so, if you’re not feeling the need to stay glued to the game, come down to the bookshop to hear Mallar Bhattacharya and Ferhan Qureshi on sarod and tabla… (and, yes, we’ll subtly monitor the progress of the game & clue you in if you like– even if you catch both sets, you can probably still catch the last 3 innings around the corner at Glen Park Station)… The music will be sublime, so don’t miss it if you don’t have to! Go Giants!
Eric, prop B&B – 653 Chenery – SF 586-3733
ps– Halloween weekend, we’ve got a special Friday Horace Silver tribute by Al Molina & a top-notch band–
and on Halloween itself, some rockin’ New Orleans style R&B from Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines– plus our own WBII riffing on poet John Keats… check our website: wwww.birdbeckett.com