Posts with tag: listening

Start out the walk with a decent breeze, rain clouds overhead. Big drops begin to fall and I worry about getting drenched.

Storm clouds move off. Wind drops. Heavy wet air. Soaked in sweat instead.

Moving slowly due to intermittent fasting. Ketosis coming on. Can’t get my legs to swing forward with any pop.

Keith Jarrett Trio keeps me going.


Whew! A sweaty walk tonight. Humidity caught me off guard but now that I think about it, I was listening to some hardcore NOLA funk à la Stanton Moore, so I guess it was appropriate.


A C2 row and a walk. Another C2 row and a walk coming up. Listening to Stanton Moore bring that funky New Orleans drumming.


Reciting The Hollow Men

Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now
Marlon Brando, Apocalypse Now, 1979

A dear friend of mine and I were recently discussing some of the surprising educational blessings we received in high school in Hutchinson, Kansas. The music program was exceptional, with some truly dedicated teachers. (Thank you Jim Swiggart and Mike … the rest “Reciting The Hollow Men”


Two rows, two walks, some good reading, Steinbeck, McPhee, and Waugh all got some of my attention today. Stevie Wonder, Semisonic, Matthew Sweet some of the listening.

I started intermittent fasting today. Late day meal only. We shall see.


What a wonderful day listening to Stevie Wonder on his birthday. Such a tonic for today’s troubles.


Pianism

Theo Hill - Reality Check album cover.
Theo Hill – Reality Check, 2020

Gave a full listen to this fantastic recording today. Completely satisfying.

Theo Hill – Piano
Joel Ross – Vibes
Rashaan Carter – Bass
Mark Whitfield, Jr. – Drums.

If you haven’t completely given over to steaming you can get your the rest “Pianism”


Nice walk with the sun on my face. Bill Withers, James Brown for pep in the step.


Lee Konitz

It’s important to remember.

We lost altoist Lee Konitz this week. Not a superstar by today’s standards, but essential to the jazz story, and one of my favorite players.

Konitz’ playing was spare and intellectual. His sound was so dry, … the rest “Lee Konitz”