Oh yeah, how could I have forgotten. After viewing our Manhattan Reflection mix yesterday, Henderson reminded me that as we were trying to make a decision about which Ahmad Jamal album to purchase, one of the vendors picked up one and went "is this the one with 'manhattan reflections' on it? yeah, that's the meanest joint."
He was right on.
Now that I remember it too, it stands out to me how cooled out, thoughtful, and....warm those dudes were in Harlem that day. They were really pleased that Henderson, Pongo, and I were so interested in jazz. One of the guys was kicking knowledge about how the "older cats" passed on the music to them so they were passing it on to us.