Tanganyika Dance - The Sound of Jazz!

I love Kurt Elling’s version of this great McCoy Tyner composition, and especially these lyrics:

One thousand saxophones infiltrate the city,
each with a man inside
hidden in ordinary cases
labeled fragile.

A fleet of trumpets drop their hooks
inside of the outside.

Ten waves of trombones approach the city
under blue cover of late autumn’s neoclassical clouds.

Five hundred bass men, all string-feet tall,
feeding it back to the bass.

One hundred drummers each a stick in each hand.

The delicate rumble of pianos moving in.

The secret agent, an innocent bystander,
drops a note in the wail-box.

Five generals gathered in the gallery,
blowing plans.

At last, the secret code is flashed:

Now is the time!

Now is the time!


The Sound of Jazz!

The City falls!

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Where or When? #song4today! 2/26/2018

I start my journal entries the name of song reverberating in my head that morning. On this particular day, Where or When was cued up, and led to the following entry:

What song do I want to sing?
And when do I want to sing it?
Where or When?

Which pan do I use?
Which door do I choose?
If I snooze, I lose,
And I’m losing.

The love of my life IS
The love of my life.
I’ve now sent it twice,
And I mean it.

No worries for work.
No dance while I Twerk.
Blah blah blah blah blah!

Don’t press too hard,
Stay outta my yard,
Make Carnitas with lard
I beseech you!
– Bill E. Bob

Oh well, can’t blame a creative spirit for trying. Maybe I can redeem myself by suggesting you listen to Sonny Rollin’s version of Where or When which is also my #song4today!:

Here are a few things you should know…

Again With Attitude!!

George Colligan, Buster Williams, and Lenny White! Man!!!