Oh man, "Money Jungle" - I have to get that out and listen to it. I think I've bought it two or three times as it's changed formats and been updated with extra tracks. Those three are so good together - Ellington could hang with anybody!
I know! Ellington wrote that he went and "licked Mingus all over" and got him to return. Noblesse oblige, you know. No one was ever more civilized than Ellington. Mingus could be such a hot head. But what a talent.
Never saw Roach play - glad I saw Mingus (many times) and Ellington (once) before they passed.
Luck of living in the northeastern U.S. since the middle of the 20th century. I caught just the tail end of the jazz small club scene in the early 1970s before the scene changed and clubs closed - though things may be a little better now, I think there are places to hear the music if one looks.
I only speak pidgin emote, really - but I picked that one up in my travels.
Hey, I was thinking of you yesterday - driving to the store listening to the two CD reissue of the old "The Name of This Band is Talking Heads" records. It's expanded from the first release, and wow is it good. They have to be one of the best bands ever.
Can't seem to face up to the facts, I'm tense and nervous and I can't relax - can't sleep, bed's on fire - don't touch me, I'm a real live wire...
so many things i like, beyond the lovely red and the great layering. your approach to closeness ,unlike me, is so intellectual and i love the concept Of "as close as the other side" . of course the folded but glued paper..
thanks for ideas on the playing card thing. I'm headed for a vacation and I think about it while I'm gone. I often start with the energy for such a thing and then I get exhausted by it, or simply lose interest.
You're most welcome, and I hear you - my POV is, no harm in thinking about or even beginning what one doesn't finish. They told us, "Finish everything you start" when we were kids - naaah! Have a good vacation!