kit and kaboodle

it’s like that sometimes:

being depressed 
while being given an award.

feeling homicidal on your birthday.

hating the warmth of the sun.

laughing at funerals.

all this.

the highest highs
and the lowest lows
lost in each other,


the same and unassailable.

Monday’s Music Box: R. I. P., C. T.

My home town, Saint Louis, lost a Great Jazzman on Saturday,

Clark Terry, trumpeter, flugel horn player and teacher died on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Here’s a great recording of Clark’s quartet with Thelonious Monk as sideman (!) on the Riverside label.

Rest in peace.