Sunday, January 8, 2017
Ready For Eddie
Jazz has returned to the heart of the Country Club Plaza. The newly opened upscale restaurant Eddie V’s features jazz musicians in its cocktail lounge seven nights a week.
I recently monitored the scene while savoring a couple $11 mulled beverages. The chatter of patrons who didn’t seem to know or care that a band was playing was disruptive, but the sound was excellent otherwise. One graceful couple took advantage of the dance floor. The trio of prominent musicians deviated from a pleasing selection of standards to accommodate a request for a Billy Joel song.
Aside from the incompatible blues-rock that was piped in during the band’s break, every element of the experience validated my investment in the pricey drinks. I intend to made a beeline for Eddie V’s the next time expendable money is burning a hole in the pocket my dress slacks.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)