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Larry Smith and Friends Boppin' At Bert's

Friday, October 1, 2010:
Larry Smith
I decided to get out to Bert's Marketplace Jazz Club for the first time in a very long time. Prior to going, I checked some internet listings to see what was going on there. However, when I got there, it was a different band than the one listed. I was pleasantly surprised to see Larry Smith and Friends on the stage. Bebop alto saxophonist Larry Smith had been a mainstay at Bert's throughout the 80s and 90s.

There was a stool available at the bar conveniently located across from the bandstand. I took up position there and after listening a little, I broke out the camera and began snapping shots.

I spoke to Larry briefly between sets. He said that he had suffered a couple of strokes a few years back and that he had to relearn how to play the sax. From how he sounded on this night, he is doing quite well with that.

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