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

When Legends Gather #750


Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis

4 comments :

WillyC said...

Nice one Tom; it's a rare shot that shows Miles as reverent.

Michael Rowland said...

Wow the two greatest trumpet players, I don't think a day has gone by in the last 40 years that I haven't listened to miles ,,,great photo

peterrocker said...

Yes Willy C. Only photo I can remember seeing Miles looking with such reverence on his face.
A genius meets a genius.

estiv said...

What WillyC said.