Saw Doc in Manchester Ct. on Monday. A real treat to hear one of the real giants. Doc is still playing at an extremely high level. He's 83 and looks fabulous as well, really fit. His sound is big and his control is still extraordinary. His band is also really good. I would pay to hear them if Doc wasn't playing. The music was really interesting, a kind of Mexican Gypsy Jazz.
Manchester High Jazz Band opened the show and they were very good also. I don't know Dave Barry personally but he has done a great job with his kids. Dave if you read this, congratulations!
Doc hung around to sign cd's and shake hands and it was really nice to meet him.