Sunday, April 11, 2010

Talk about Reverberations!

Chuck Redd appeared here with a six piece jazz group: piano, bass, clarinet, drum, and vocal.
Thinking about Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman ("It's Gotta Be This or That"), Gene Krupa...
My parents' record collection
Reflections of piano hands in the mirror,
The vibraphonist's hands on his large 'keys'
Reverberations of the sounds blend
as part of the music.
He just plays over the sounds - vibing
Feels his way
Somehow reminds me of the day I witnessed
a silent piano lesson....the way the fingers strike the keys....
Playing with no sound, just getting the touch right.