"And to stand here today it means I did as she asked and if she were alive she’d be very proud. So thank you for that."
Joseph DeCamp - “The Music Lesson”
The Amazing Bud Powell at Birdland, 1958 by Francis Wolff
Ata Kandó, Dream in the Forest, 1957
Tom Hull. Sprung.
Come quickly, and vindicate us.
against too much death.
Come quickly, and stir the rotten globe of the world from within,
burst it with germination, with world anew.
Come now, to us, your adherents, who cannot flower from the ice.
All the world gleams with the lilies of death the Unconquerable,
but come, give us our turn.
Enough of the virgins and lilies, of passionate, suffocating perfume of corruption,
no more narcissus perfume, lily harlots, the blades of sensation
piercing the flesh to blossom of death.
Have done, have done with this shuddering, delicious business
of thrilling ruin in the flesh, of pungent passion, of rare, death-edged ecstasy.
Taken from ‘Craving for Spring’ by D.H. Lawrence
Spring, my favourite season and the first chance to feel the veil of winter being lifted. The first blossoms of the year seem to bring a certain lightness back to our moods.
Herbie Hancock - “Butterfly” (from Thrust, 1974)