An evening with Patrice Rushen

After cooking for a couple of days, time to unwind and take in a different kind of food:  music for the soul.  I must have music.  When I first moved to London, after dumping my belongings in the reception room of my flat, I went in search for my new CD player.  The flat was too silent without music.  I didn’t want to listen to my own horrific singing!  When I attend a good concert or listening to great jazz, I am in a different world.  I forget all my worries and stress and let the music consume me.  I needed a music fix after the dinner so my friend Virginia and I headed to Yoshis in San Francisco.

We went to see and hear Patrice Rushen and Friends.  Friends were Ndugu Chancler, Doc Powell, Everette Harp, Freddie Washington.  These are music greats and have been around bringing us much joy with their music/playing.  It helps as well that Everette is easy on the eyes as well as an exceptional sax player.

We had dinner first and Virginia had uni for the first time.  We paired our dinner with Prosecco and Rose champagne.  We had lobster blossom, lobster sushi roll and warm beets and asparagus salad.  After we were satiated, we headed to the venue. We were both excited and so looking forward to the concert.  That saying, “it is a small world” was real that evening.  As we headed towards the venue, Virginia recognized several of her co-workers.  They had attended the first show and were raving at how fantastic the music/concert was.  We were in for a treat!  We were not disappointed.  Go out and find a concert and feed your heart and soul with music.