I went to his show at Yoshi's last night in the city.. man.. Gil is as strong as he ever was.. he came out and did about 30 minutes of talking.. jokes and stories.. then he sat down at his Rhodes piano and performed 4 or 5 pieces.. just him and his piano.. it was beautiful.. he didn't do any of the material from his new CD.. I was happy about that.. we all wanted to hear those older pieces anyway.. about halfway through the show, he brought out his Piano player Kim Jordan.. and that's where it all kinda went south.. she was a selfish kind of musician.. she didn't realize the show is all bout Gil.. and she competed with him.. he playing killed the whole vibe.. it's like she wanted to show us how well she could play the piano.. she was so full of energy that everything she played was too fast and two-handed and just out of context.. she muddied everything up.. and then he had this dude that sang some accompaniement and played the tamborine and the harmonica.. and he was absolutely terrible.. It was a little sad to see Gil and all his ability surrounded by such an inadequate set of musicians.. All Gil needs is himself on keys, a bassist, a percussionist and a tenor sax.. and maybe a drummer.. and I think he knows that.. Kim Jordan (the piano player) was instrumental in getting his latest album out.. so I think their is a little bit of a business thing going there that put's her on his stage when he clearly doesn't need her.. him and her both play at the same time.. both on keys.. anyway.. I'm glad I went.. I'm glad I got a chance to feel his work.. he really is a beautiful dude.. and a brilliant writer and musician.. and his work is really timeless.. and all that came across despite the interference..