Wednesday, August 21, 2013
how leon used to look
Until last night, I hadn't seen him perform in person in about 15 years. His performance at the Dakota Jazz Club showed that he can still sound the same as he used to and play the piano like nobody else. He's 71 now, is a bit limited physically, has had a Santa Claus-look for quite a while, but he's still cool and unique.
I even bought a Leon t-shirt -- why not? -- but the photo on it is Leon back in the early '70s, when a person might say he was in his prime. But he is still performing 180 days out of the year, is still commanding audiences, so maybe his whole life is his prime.