We're doing a Throwback Thursday here - to last Saturday's American Brass Quintet performance. Two brass celebrities were among the concert goers, and the ABQ graciously acknowledged them from the stage, fondly remembering that renowned trumpet player Allan Dean, now in the audience, played with the ABQ back in the 1960s. Dean, who later played with the New York Brass Quintet and the St. Louis Brass, also played in early music groups including Calliope, and will soon retire from teaching at Yale. ⠀
The second celebrity, Ron Barron (in the pic), Rojak already recognized in the entrance hall. “This man” he explained, “was the principal trombone player at the Boston Symphony Orchestra,” Rojak said. Then, that Barron also taught at New England Conservatory and and Boston University, he added in true Rojak fashion, perhaps an equally crucial detail: “He’s also a wine connoisseur.” Brass royalty in Great Barrington! @americanbrassquintet⠀
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I was too busy running to take a picture so I used a picture from vacation with the Horton Hears a Who statue at the Springfield museum. I did attempt to take a picture of a wild turkey I saw on my run but he was ducking in and out of the trees. I also saw a beaver (twice), the bluest blue jay I have ever seen, and a bird with this amazing red dot on the back of its head, yellow under its wings and a white tail. A quick google search says its a Yellow Shafted Northern Flicker. @thewoony bike path in the spring is amazing! It has finally come alive! It was beautiful running in the #berkshires but it is great to be back home ... less terrain and lower altitude. My body was quite appreciative!
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Acha Vino Vermouth Blanco is made in the Basque region of Spain. The family run distillery has passed down the recipe of this vermouth for generations. The result is a vibrant sipping vermouth that is perfect for spring and summer. It is made with a neutral white wine and various herbs, roots, and fruit macserated in five times distilled alcohol. The flavor profile of this vermouth is very citrus forward with a burnt sugar and vanilla sweetness to back it up. It is the ideal candidate for serving on the rocks in the sun. It also works well in any citrus forward cocktail. I like it with a couple dashes of Grand Marnier and a few dashes of Reagan's orange bitters and a splash of soda in a Collins glass with ice.