Friday, November 18, 2005

An Evening with Charlie

Charlie Mariano with Dieter Ilg and Wolfgang Haffner performed at the new Max Mueller Bhavan and yours truly was privileged to attend.

Charlie is a gifted old saxophone performer, who has evidently lost none of his sparkle despite the advancement in his years. He played some neat nos, including one of his own compositions named 'Bangalore.' The hostess regaled the audience, which was overflowing beyond the auditorium by offering a warm welcome, quite literally as she put it, since the AC was work in progress! And she is evidently good humoured - When Charlie and co wound up, she greeted them with jasmine garlands, in the Indian way and said that in India, this is how we ask for another song! The pleasant Charlie was only too happy to comply. And then he rocked totally and when he finished, our charming hostess was visibly overwhelmed and when she recovered, she said that the musicians had then earned their food and drinks! And I thought germans were grumpy ;)


Blogger D said...

I have read Good Earth and found it to be a great book. Very oriental kind of a tragedy, despite being written by a westerner. Read it a long time ago, though.

And I am running the half in Hyd. So you from Hyd? (presuming you are not an armchair weather buff to comment on the weather using Yahoo, etc)

11/20/2005 6:57 AM  
Blogger D said...

some very generous soul gifted A Suitable Boy to me. hence the convenient choice!

11/20/2005 7:23 AM  
Blogger D said...

hmm. will have to wait till the Odyssey quiz in Jan, I guess.

11/20/2005 8:22 AM  

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