Pardon my excitement but I feel like a child anxiously waiting for dawn to break on Christmas. The Vancouver Jazz Festival is on and there are some really hot numbers this year. I've got my tickets for Metalwood and others. What's really got me excited is Charlie Haden's "Nocturne" with Gonzalo Rubalcaba this Saturday (w/ David Sanchez on sax, Ignacio Berroa on drums, Frederico Britos Ruiz on violins). Can't wait!