Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ms. Evelyn Blakley Has Made Her Transition

Maureen Gray lead me to this video on the daughter of jazz artist Art Blakley passing. I had never heard of Ms. Blakley or had access to her work. This is a lovely piece of jazz music that we as a community of humans miss when we do not pay attention to the proper things.

There is a calm feeling emanating from the video. It comes from women in the band, the texture of the composition and the true import of the words of the song. They are relaxed. The womenfolk know what they are doing; they are creating music.

I'm begging you, record your pioneers and torch bearers before it is too late. Audio or video or any future means necessary. Please lay down those tracks before all of our history fades to commerical dust.

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