Monday, April 17, 2006

Days of GLORY

Classical JAZZ...An unappreciated art.
Why is it that people reject the past, be it books, films, political strategies or music?
I'm a great fan of classical JAZZ and BLues. I consider it the peak of musical brilliance.
Maybe it's too slow for the fast beat of our miserable lives, but the lyrics would fit any time any place. Jazz tells stories of love, survival and affection, stories that make sense, that inspire and comfort at the same time.
A lovers distance is echoed in Etta james 's" stormy weather", positive thinking brightens up Louie Armstrong's"Sunny Side of the Street", Failure in life is heard in Ray Charles's"Busted", while Ella firzgerald speaks of the magnificent spring in "April in paris".

AND miles davies weaves unworded poems, of life, laughter and affection.

I don't know how such music is no longer remembered or respected as it should be, but i guess in the few that listen to it,Jazz could relive its long lost days of GLORY.

As Billie Holiday & Louie Armstrong say in "Summertime":

"Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is fine
Oh your Daddy's rich and your ma is good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry

One of these mornings You're goin' to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take the sky
But till that morning
There's a nothin' can harm you
With daddy and mammy standin' by."

2 comments:

Deeeeeee said...

Too Much Trumpet maybe? Jazz with words isnt as bad as pure jazz music! After all, music is only a matter of taste! :)

cesario said...

In any time or era, some will always look at the past and wonder why it was better than the present.
Maybe because it was already known, and we are always afraid of the UNKNOWN.
For me JAZZ is my spirit's music.

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