Big Bands: Wayne Horvitz, Satoko Fujii, Steve Lehman, Kenny Werner & Andrew D'Angelo
Speaking of sets, D'Angelo didn't cease his playing for long. The second set began half an hour early, and the venue's executive director Saadia Salahuddeen had to interrupt the proceedings to inform the leader that the second set's potential audience was waiting in line outside the entrance, eventually destined to experience the night's third set. D'Angelo joshed that she used to tell him to stop playing in 1987, so times hadn't changed much. After another fleeting pause, the big band just continued blowing, repeating a couple of numbers which were given an even lustier treatment. As D'Angelo observed, this evening was imbued with the urgency and informality of the old loft days. He was undoubtedly correct. This gig will surely go down in history as one of 2010's front runners. Absolutely everything was here.