Friday, June 08, 2007

quote of the day

A peculiarly written commentary on New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins' latest album for Basin Street Records elicits this candid comment from Ruffins:

It feels like it was totally unrehearsed because of the big reefer party and the beer-drinking bar-hopping in the limousine before the show.

You gotta give it up.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


I wrote this about a month and a half ago on a receipt while watching Kurt Rosenwinkel and Mark Turner in Philly (w/ Aaron Parks - piano; Joe Martin - bass; Rodney Green - drums).

no wasting time
loose time
subdivided time
these are striking times
time to shred or shed? on this...
cascading pillowcases filled with red
beans uncooked
so they are hard
being cooked with fingers
across the board

Undefined passion
burning passion over ivories
but blown through with billows of air

take firm hold and bende with your knees
up, down, up, down, up

Beautiful Verbosity!
Every time you change octaves, I have to retune.
trying to find the center