Sunday, July 14, 2013

DBMITW: magnum opus

Resisting the urge to post Le Tigre's Bang Bang in this space today. Instead: McCoy Tyner's Passion Dance, from the Real McCoy album, came on KMHD radio yesterday on my way to a lesson (you can listen online if you don't have a decent local jazz station), and it was like walking around the corner and running into Michaelangelo's Pieta. I try to keep the superlatives to a minimum around here, but it's hard for me to think of this as a played piece of music— this feels to me more like something hewn by God. The ride cymbal performance during McCoy's solo alone should be hanging on a museum wall somewhere:

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