About three months ago, a Peruvian tapas place opened up two doors down from our building. It's called Tutuma Social Club. Every night, they have live jazz, no cover. Most of the performers that play out of that basement are what they call Afro-Peruvian Jazz musicians. Tonight, Carol and I took advantage of a Tutuma gift certificate that Carol's sister and brother-in-law generously gave to us, and decided to finally check out the place. The food was good, a couple of misses among the tapas plates that we ordered, but most were good and there were two or three winners. The music was great. A jazz guitarist and composer named Greg Diamond played two sets with a quartet (guitar - sax - bass - drums). They played several originals, a couple of standards, and at least one Thelonius Monk tune. Carol and I are at home now with Monk's "Brilliant Corners" spilling out of our speakers. It's a nice way to relax at home after going out, but no mp3 can replace the transcendental experience of live jazz.


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