Saturday night sit-in at the station, amazing that I’ve somehow managed to stay away from sharing deep-bottomed jazz with the world so long, so selfish, so typical of people like me and this abstract, driven music, pulsing, this music.
Desu (a slight return), Charlie Hunter, Charlie Hunter
Hottentot, John Scofield + MMW, A Go Go
Mis Does Pequenas, Orlanda Cachiato Lopez, Cachiato
A Gozar el Tumbao, “”, “”
Freereggaehibop, James Carter, Conersin’ with the Elders
Over and Out, Sex Mob, Sex Mob does Bond
On The Surface, Bettye LaVette, I’ve Got my own Hell to Raise
Take a picture of the moon, The Ladybugs, The Ladybugs
My Favorite Things, Joey Alexander, My Favorite Things
Nardis, Bill Evans Trio, Live in Paris 1966
No Ke Ano Ahiahi, MMW, Combustication
Hypnotized (fade out) , “”, “”
In the Sweet Embrace of Life, Wynton Marsalis Septet, Live at the Village Vanguard
Come Rain or Shine, Ray Charles and his Orchestra, Europa Jazz Compelation fet. Memphis Slim, Joe Turner, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles
Run, Charlie Hunter Quartet fet Kurt Elling on sax, Songs from the Analog Playground
Where’s sly, MMW, Last Chance to Dance Trance
LLe lfe, Philadelphia Experiment, Philadelphia Experiment
Trouble Man Theme, “”, “”
Sleep to Dream, Bettye Lavette, I’ve got my own hell to raise
…that I started an MFA program in May of 2015? I’m finding it quite amazing that I’ve not posted since October 2015 despite a very productive writing period. Glad to be working through draft after draft with the talented and generous Zack Rogow. He’s so generous he’s giving away his sage advice on his blog.
So for the sake of bringing some recent work into the light, here’s one from the fall that’s nearing completion.
Nevermind the stillness— / the deep sleeps to awake.
–Nazim Hikmet from “The Epic of Sheik Bedreddin”
To get out
of the deep, first
work that furious club-tail
through tunnel twists,
down, then up, then out.
Out of the deep-den,
beaver through waking,
through mist music,
light deep like black spruce
down at roots but rising.
Brittle sap floored-forest,
so many needles dropping,
daylight falling but trapped
in drooping night-net.
and water warp, sight
swarms as translucent eyelids lift
forest and fractured light
come into focus.
Swim beaver, wet still,
become day, walk now,
spit spruce sap, build.