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Hard to admit: this love Only a dream kept alive By haunting all the tunes. Tho the actual impossible --- To know the texture of your soul --- Music keeps the vibes alive Recalling that special glow Penetrating my very existence: Those feelings will never go Listening every evening Caught in love's flow.
Missing our conversations Exchanging views Now wandering thru the poems My company under the moon Taking you into my dreams Nourishment when alone Enjoying all the vibes As love haunts the tunes.
AN ANCIENT SONG
Wandering with the currents Emoted thru certain sounds --- Piano exploring alternatives To the hollowness around: Sax flowing thru the systems, Emotions resound Remembering the actual --- To those passions forever bound As bass and drum activate Recall of lost sounds Still playing in the brain cells Tho the actual long gone.
Save for those brief moments Something in return That allows all these dreams Real fuel to burn! Not enuf for any journey --- Fire crackers flashing As the sun goes down.
Butbetter than nothing Hearing music's echoes resound Conjures up your image: Love every moment always found If admitted both were searching To listen to that ancient song.
THE FABRIC OF DAWN
In the hollows of the mind As in a cavern deep below Quiet echoes of our passions Thru awe-inspiring tunes still flow.
Listening to that language --- Instruments of the mind Conveying pure emotions In a thousand thousand notes Structured to describe Feelings thru sounds.
Expressions I listen to To fill the vacuum now you're gone: Food for the brain cells Now the bodies' language Lost in the shadows of time Reflected in lyrical piano As sax blows the soul home: The beauty of our passions The fabric of every song.
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.