This evening I went to hear some live jazz at Barcelona, a Spanish restaurant in the Columbus, Ohio neighborhood of German Village. German Village is south of present-day downtown and is one of the oldest and most charming areas of town. But woe to the visitor who wants to park there! Luckily Barcelona and other top-notch German Village clubs and restaurants provide valet parking at a nominal cost.

The most excellent music tonight was provided by Stan Smith on guitar and Roger Hines on bass. I remember long ago (as in over forty years ago!) listening to these guys play and admiring not just their chops, but their essential musicality. Happily, they have continued to get even better on both fronts. So tonight was a real treat to the ears. ❀

Unfortunately, I didn’t think to get a recording of them playing. Doh! πŸ˜›

But I did get some photos at least.