Saturday, June 22, 2019

A Break, A Concert, A Journey!!

My wife and I are in Chicago this weekend to celebrate the third Birthday of our granddaughter Margo.  She was born on the first day of summer and, honestly, has been a bright addition to our family.

It's a very busy weekend in the Windy City. The Cubs are playing the New York Mets, the Rolling Stones kicked off their delayed US Tour last night (6/21) in the comfort of Soldiers Field (40,000 capacity), Yo-Yo Ma played Bach and planted a tree in Unity Park (read about the unique concert here), Hugh Jackman performed at the United Center, Cuban pianist Cucho Valdes plays in Millennium Park on Monday night (6/24), and, as usual, the clubs and concert halls are busy throughout the city.

Tonight, we are going to see the Fabian Almazan Trio perform at Constellation. Mr. Almazan (also born in Cuba), bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Henry Cole are in the midst of a tour that takes them around the country in support of his new Biophilia album "This Land Abounds With Life."  Inspired by the pianist's return to his homeland after 23 years, the music jumps with life and sounds, history and mystery, and much more.  I have seen these three musicians play before but never together and am looking forward to an evening of power and grace, flowing melodies and bustling rhythms.

Here's one of the tunes from the album:

If you're in Chicago tonight (6/22), go to for ticket availability.  Then check out the sight to see wh else is gracing the stage of the performance venue this summer.

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