Imagine yourself in the courtyard of Books & Books in Coral Gables as the moon reflects off your glass of Pinot Grigio. Youre listening to Aaron Leboss guitar hovering above an upright bass and drums. You want to dance, but the waiter brings you a turkey sandwich with mango-chutney butter, and youre so full you cant imagine standing up. Lucky for you, theres no need to go anywhere.
This Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., browse books, sip coffee, and digest while listening to Miami trio Jazzilla. The funk and abstraction of Bitches Brew, the rim shots of Philly Joe Jones, and the intricate riffs of Wes Montgomery are all influences Jazzilla hopes youll hear. They play everything from jazz fusion to straight-ahead standards, with no commercial aspirations, so expect to hear freedom in their music. As always at Books & Books, the show is free.
Fri., Sept. 18, 7 p.m., 2009