The Romantic Side of Azar Lawrence – Just In Time For Valentine’s Day!
The weather has been incredible lately! Rainy, windy and as icy cold as the frigid air whipping around on a Manhattan crosstown street exactly this time of year in my native city. I love it!
But L.A.’s the place to be. More specifically, Spazio on Valentines Day — for an evening that promises to be incredibly romantic. The legendary Azar Lawrence — he worked and recorded with Miles Davis, among many other greats — is a wondrous sax player whose rich, deep tone on tenor makes you feel that he’s letting you see into his soul. It’s a lovely, pure place to be. Immediately following our Valentine’s show, he’s off to New York to play with McCoy Tyner and Benny Golson.
Azar and I are working on a set list that includes “Violets For Your Furs,” “My Ship,” “Every Time We Say Goodbye” and Rogers and Hart’s “You Are Too Beautiful.”
If you’re planning on coming, the music starts at 7:30-ish, you’ll need a reservation (818 728-8400). Ask to be seated as close to the stage as possible and be prepared for a warm, intimate evening and some very special creations from Chef Torgerman’s kitchen.