lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2014

Love minus zero

               NO LIMIT

My love she speaks like silence
Without ideals or violence
She doesn't have to say she's faithful
Yet she's true like ice like fire
People carry roses
And make promises by the hours
My love she laughs like the flowers
Valentines can't buy her

In the dime stores and bus stations
People talk of situations
Read books repeat quotations
Draw conclusions on the wall
Some speak of the future
My love she speaks softly
She knows there's no success like 
And that failure's no success at all

The cloak and dagger dangles
Madams light the candles
In ceremonies of the horsemen
Even the pawn must hold a grudge
Statues made of matchsticks
Crumble into one another
My love winks she does not bother
She knows too much to argue or to judge

The bridge at midnight trembles
The country doctor rambles
Banker's nieces seek perfection
Expecting all the gifts that wise men bring
The wind howls like a hammer
The night blows rainy
My love she's like some raven
At my window with a broken wing

Las canciones son pensamientos que por un momento paran el tiempo
 Escuchar una canción es escuchar pensamientos

Bob Dylan

martes, 4 de noviembre de 2014

Harlem, 1958

Fotografía de Art Kane
Fila superior: Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Wilbur Ware. Segunda fila: Holton Jefferson, Art Blakey, Chubby Jackson, Johnny Griffin. Tercera fila: Dickie Wells, Buck Clayton, Taft Jordan. Cuarta fila: Zutty Singleton, Red Allen. Quinta fila: Sonny Greer, Jimmy Jones, Tyree Glenn. Sexta fila: MIFF Mole, Jay C. Higginbotham, Charles Mingus. Séptima fila: Jo Jones, Gene Krupa, Osie Johnson. Octava fila: Max Kaminsky, George Wettling, Bud Freeman, Pee Wee Russell, Buster Bailey.Novena fila: Scoville Browne, Bill Crump, Ernie Wilkins, Sahib Shihab, Sonny Rollins. Fila inferior: Gigi Gryce, Hank Jones, Eddie Locke, Horace Silver, Luckey Roberts, Maxine Sulivan, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Thomas, Stuff Smith, Coleman Hawkins, Rudy Powell, Oscar Pettiford, Marian McPartland, Lawrence Brown, Mary Lou Williams, Emmett Berry, Thelonious Monk, Vic Dickenson, Milt Hinton, Lester Young, Rex Stewart, JC Heard, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie. Sentado: Count Basie.

Marian McPartland 
Lawrence Brown 
Mary Lou Williams -
Emmett Berry 
Thelonious Monk
Vic Dickenson 
Milt Hinton
Count Basie

                                                                    Lester Young
Rex Stewart
JC Heard
Gerry Mulligan
Roy Eldridge
Dizzy Gillespie



  Benny Golson
 Art Farmer 
Wilbur Ware
Holton Jefferson 
Art Blakey
Chubby Jackson
 Johnny Griffin 
  Dickie Wells
Buck Clayton
 Taft Jordan 
  Zutty Singleton 
Red Allen 
Sonny Greer
 Jimmy Jones 
Tyree Glenn
 Miff Mole
Jay C.  Higginbotham 
Charles Mingus
Jo Jones 
Gene Krupa
Osie Johnson 
Max Kaminsky 
George Wettling
Bud Freeman
 Pee Wee Russell
 Buster Bailey 
Scoville Browne
 Bill Crump
Sonny Rollins
Gigi Gryce
Hank Jones
Eddie Locke
 Horace Silver
 Luckey Roberts
Maxine Sulivan
Jimmy Rushing
Joe Thomas
Stuff Smith 
Coleman Hawkins 
Rudy Powell 
Oscar Pettiford 
Marian McPartland 
Lawrence Brown
Mary Lou Williams
Emmett Berry 
Thelonious Monk 
Vic Dickenson
Milt Hinton
 Lester Young
Rex Stewart
 JC Heard
Gerry Mulligan 
Roy Eldridge
Dizzy Gillespie
 Count Basie

Fats Waller

A ver quién le pone música a esta fotografía.
No sé ni por dónde empezar, a ver si mañana...

Fats Waller, después de un duro día de ensayo: