Review: Gingko Blue

By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 26, 2011

Gingko is certainly more about music and drinks than about food, and there is no question it combines those two handsomely. Since there is no cover for bands (except perhaps a rare special occasion) that first drink seems more than worthwhile. In his famous poem on the gingko tree, Goethe saw the distinctive notched leaves as a metaphor both for the loss of self in romantic love, and the multiple selves within. There is no better music by which to ponder this idea than jazz — music that requires a profound coherence between the players as a base to allow for the individual explorations of soloists. And there is no better way to appreciate such music than live, with a handsome cocktail in your hand.

Brian Duff can be reached atbduff@une.edu.

GINGKO BLUE | $ | 455 Fore St, Portland | Wed 5-11 pm; Thurs 5 pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 5 pm-1 am | Visa/MC/Amex | 207.541.9190 | gingkoblue.com

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