This pandemic has shaken up everyone's world. Illnesses are exaggerated, masks are a necessity (not for all but those non-wearers are chancing fate), and we all know someone or ones who has/ have passed. The past month has been quite an emotional time for our family and, while I have not been able to write, I have been listening to a lot of music. This post will include several that have stood out!
There's plenty of fine music on "Right Now!" from the running start of the opening track "Smoking Gun" to the Thelonious Monk-inspired "You Are Me Blues" to the rambunctious "JFK International" and more. Like the best Black American Music, the rhythm section deserves kudos for lighting the fires underneath Dayna Stephens and Aaron Parks while Stephens gets extra credit for doing such an excellent job mining her repertoire. Live music indeed––enjoy!
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Click the link to hear the delightful "Tarifa"!
|Photo: Jill Steinberg|