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The Internal Dialogue of Adam Cruz

The never-ending process

Ben Street, Danilo Perez and Adam Cruz
Adam Cruz

Though the second set isn’t scheduled to begin for another 25 minutes, a line already has formed outside the entrance of New York’s Village Vanguard, crowding the sidewalk, blocking the foot traffic on 7th Avenue South. Around five minutes to show time, Adam Cruz appears from around the corner, grinning, greeting each familiar face with wide-eyed effervescence and genuine elation. Anyone can tell he’s excited to play.

Inside, voices hush in anticipation. For 90 minutes, they continue to hush.

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