This has been a hectic week, and as it got closer to time for me to sit down and write this week’s installment, it became obvious to me that there was no way I was going to be able to lay down 800 to 1200+ words in any coherent manner.
The solution to this problem is something I used to do every so often, and that is to pull out, dust off and refurbish a golden oldie, so to speak. The difference is, from here on out I am going to make this a regular part of this blog.
Beginning with today, I will be taking the last Saturday of the month off. Instead of writing an all-new article, I will republish a review pulled from the archives. I realize that it has only been a few weeks since I resumed writing these little exercises weekly, but I have found that sometimes a guy just needs some time away from all work, including that which he performs as an act of love.
So. On to this week’s “golden oldie!” I could think of no better album to start with than one of my very favorites, “Buddy & Me” from that master of solo piano jazz, Beverly Ritz.
“Buddy & Me” appeared originally on June 23, 2012 on the now dead Blogspot version of this blog, in Jazz For A Saturday Night #40.
Click here to be taken to JFASN #40 in its new incarnation here on WordPress. Prepare to be delighted! (By her music, not my writing. Ahem.)
Full Disclosure: Even though we never have met in person, Beverly and I have talked on the phone many times and exchanged numerous emails. I consider her to be a good friend, and that means I am not an unbiased observer in this instance. Caveat emptor and all that. 🙂
Thanks for reading this.
Wood Village, Oregon
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