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jazz, flowers, Streets

Crepuscule with Pie

by Chris DeBarr

Portland — Let’s cool one first with the P.S. as I ask you to play any favorite version of Thelonious Monk’s romantic tune, “Crepuscule with Nellie.” If you don’t know the song, here’s a gorgeous rendering from the bootleg session caught at Carnegie Hall with John Coltrane: http://youtu.be/YIV6MOnzlLw Enjoy reading along while the music plays, if you can There was a moment last night when my friend and I w...

#100HappyDays, jazz, Sunshine

Day 5 #100happydays: Jazz by the pond

by So-Shan Au

Kingston upon thames — A happy day - first, with breakfast on my balcony garden, then receiving some real post through the letterbox from a friend (telling me that I’m special - it made me well up) and a day spent in the su...

poetry, hello, jazz

A Simulacrum for the Blues

by Chris DeBarr

Portland — “We live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of air” —Evangelista Torricelli, 1644 I. the moon slips through a keyhole insinuating home where the nearness of you seems very faraway from what the tan...

cafes, jazz, Coffee

"Coffee now. Come back tonight. We'll drink beer."

by Stephen Scott

Tokyo — The tell-tale orange spine of the Impulse! vinyl LP. You can spot them a mile off – especially when they’re stacked side-by-side. The big honkin’ set of speakers. Not sure what I noticed first. I gu...

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