"Coffee now. Come back tonight. We'll drink beer."

January 16th, 2013, 4pm

The tell-tale orange spine of the Impulse! vinyl LP. You can spot them a mile off – especially when they’re stacked side-by-side.

The big honkin’ set of speakers.

Not sure what I noticed first. I guess the speakers!

A row of Horace Silver LPs spread out on the bench against the window. The Claudio Filippini Trio playing through the speakers.

While we waited for 2 very deliberately prepared pour-over coffees I tried my luck and mentioned the word “Impulse”.

He looked up from the coffees: “You like Impulse … you like Coltrane?”

“Of course.”

“You have the coffee now, then we shut. You come back tonight and we’ll drink beer.”

Mona and Raphael said thanks.

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Stephen Scott

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