Music for Winter Travel. No.2

We played outside in our snowsuits, and then the sitter turned on the engine and the heat. We sat near the vents, drinking hot chocolate from a thermos lid. The windows were frosted from our breathing.

Out there in the snow, where we couldn’t see, my parents glided along, still married to each other. My mother was younger than I am now. They wore wool pants and sweaters and hats, and it was only from a distance that their progress looked effortless and unimpeded. Up close, the gliding through fresh snow made them sweat, and my father’s glasses steamed up. Their noses and cheeks were red, and they were laughing at a joke he’d made. The high clear air smelled like Douglas fir and snow. – Hot or Cold.

Jazzy Warmer for Winter Traveling

01. Larry Ochs Triodragons fly
With Sax And Drumming Core-Out Trios Volume Five (Atavistic, 2009)
02. McCoy TynerBack Bay Blues
Land of Giants (2003)
03. Bud Powell TrioBuster Rides Again
Time Waits (1958)
04. Art TatumI’ve Got the World on a String
The Art of Tatum (Asv Living Era, 1995)
05. Jose JamesWinterwind
The Dreamer (Brownswood, 2008)
06. Natalie ColeUnforgettable (Duet with Nat “king” Cole)
Unforgettable: With Love (1991)
07. Cassandra WilsonCome On In My Kitchen
Blue Light ‘Til Dawn (1993)
08. Anita O’DayJust One of Those Things
Anita O’Day Swings Cole Porter with Billy May (1959)

note: Yeah. I know things are a bit slow in here. Don’t be shocked when we announce that end of year and end of decade will be delayed until 2012 just to give sleepy eyes in the motel a chance to catch up with fastly approaching year end. :D But how about a list for traveling first? I know everybody will be traveling a lot soon. I’ll make two or three of them. This one is with beat while not being able to hear anything clearly (plane vibration, low air pressure, sniffling nose, miserable moist level in cabin) I limit the range and up beat the rhythm just to keep things moving while strapped on a seat. Classic and post bop. Swing, baby. I suppose it’ll work for driving too. But I’ll try to make one for driving. So put on a good headphone and enjoy the music.

image: drl.

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One Response

  1. Brandur says:

    Pretty snazzy post, I must say. The writing and photo nicely set the tone for the very icy slippery music. My compliments.

The song makes its imprint
in the air, making itself felt,
a felt world. Here, there,
the stunned silence

of knowing I will not remember
what I heard;

futures that will never happen,
a fluidity we cannot achieve
except as a child
creating possibility.

This is the untranslatable song
hidden in the earth.

-Untranslatable Song [1]