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Space out, get in THAT groove
As Slim "G" would say alreety, arooney grab some flim, flam sauce, add some crushed red grapes in a glass - should prime your musical system to input and digest. DIG !
Now, so you ask -what has Colin on a Navajo pony in the middle of Monument Valley got to do with jazz ?
Simple: The people here are "free spirits" in their concept of life.
The latter being the bag that jazz/fusion/blues is hooked into.
Also, I must own up here. I dig the shot.
If you have not been there Monument Valley is off the planet – in your head. Check it out - if you get the chance.
The second LP I bought when I was 12 ,was Dizzy Gillespie "Ol' Man Rebop" HMV DLP 1047.As the great Gershwin standard would say "How About You ?"
File the above under miscellaneous information. This one slipped through the data protection bag. Three cheers !
Now we all feel REALLY blue at times. So, when you are hit by the blues, just remember this :
Seven times the space that measures day and night
To mortal men.
He with his horrid crew lay vanquished
Rolling in the fiery gulf, confounded though immortal
John Milton. Paradise Lost
There, those blues are not SO bad now, eh ?
Just a thought:
Life is like a lemon
It has to be squeezed hard
To extract the good juice.
But you're maybe feeling unglued today ? Get stuck together again. Creep into your private Zen place (Yeah, we all have one somewhere, but, the BIG hassle can be finding the door in your head marked PUSH). So you're in there now, but that glue is still dribbling away. OK try this then: take one far out musical moment, enshrined in your mind. Now activate it !That's better now, huh ! One of the MANY in my head is: that incredible gig with Oscar; J.J. & Stan @ the Chicago Opera House, Still floating in the mists of time in October '57 !! The cut ? "Funny Valentine" Getz is light as a floating feather - but his SWING is way out of space - with J.J. playing his bone, in really neat short phrases, then for even more cream on the musical cake, Connie on the traps , driving the rhythm engine to utter perfection. Think I've gone O.T.T. here ? Check it out for yourself & THEN tell me not so!
Oh well..enough rambling, please press on.