but A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs picked up a Deems Taylor award last night at the annual ASCAP award ceremony. "I'm just a lucky so and so," said David when accepting his award.
Here's David with Julie Flanders, one of the four judges who singled out his book for recognition:
There were cocktails, there were hors d'oeuvres, there was music. As the guests arrived, pianist Richard Miller tickled the ivories of Harold Arlen's piano, which resides in the ASCAP gallery. He played "When a Woman Loves a Man" because he knew it was one of David's favorites. Here's David with Arlen's piano:And here's David with Thelonius Monk III, on hand to pick up Robin D. G. Kelley's award for the biography of his father, the one and only Thelonius Monk: