When Latin Jazz is barely Latin  

rm_silkditty 66F
12408 posts
4/18/2006 1:02 pm
When Latin Jazz is barely Latin

Went to meet the Black Lab 'cause he wanted to see My Big Sister before she left. We wanted to catch some Latin Jazz at Spazio's, which is the regular Monday night venue.

But somehow the band playing sneaked in on Monday night in disguise, 'cause they was playin' Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Grover Washington, etc.

And that ain't right.

The way they sneaked in, see, is that the leader of the band is Latin. I guess their position was that they could play anything they want, as long as the leader speaks Spanish.

On the way to Spazio's, the traffic sucked, the setting sun was in my eyes, and I hated LA.

But on the way home, I was melted nicely by the music and some Cabernet. My Big Sister and I drove through the night in compatible silence, the freeway stretched out in front of us with carlights like jewels spread out over black velvet, taking the place of the starlight that is missing in LA and my mind soared high above the city like a bird spying on the millions of secret stories being told simultaneously and the music on the car radio was warm and sweet and cutting edge and my heart opened up and my mind expanded until it touched the outskirts of the cosmos and I said to My Big Sister:

"I just love it when the music is right and the traffic flows and we're just cruisin'"

"Synergy," she answered.

Life is good.

rm_pee4me69 66M
38 posts
4/18/2006 4:36 pm

Me again : I just went there to copy and save the whole thing from your post to the last. It's really unfortunate to lose it, but if you post the question again somehow, I'll come back with my final edited post.... anyway, must be off. Thanks again. XXX

rm_pee4me69 66M
38 posts
4/19/2006 4:48 am

I owe you one - a big one.

... and a big hug.

dankos2069 55M

4/19/2006 11:07 am

the Black Lab??
nice description of the drive w/sis..I felt I was there...or at least cramped in the backseat. Now how about a description of sis?

dankos2069 55M

4/19/2006 7:38 pm

yep, it's clearer now thanks.

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