The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Art of Jazz #51


Street of Dreams
(Grant Green)
(Blue Note Records; 1964)

3 comments :

erik hogstrom said...

I love Grant Green.
That album cover is also great for being a San Francisco street corner!

shahn said...

san francisco still uses street signs like that.
i haven't been up that way lately, but i believe the signs on that street corner are missing....

they probably disappear as fast as the ones at haight and ashbury.

swac said...

Yeah...I live not far from a street called South Park. Same deal.