I’m passionate about jazz…. I soooo love it! I was sitting on this piece that was inspired by my trip to the Frank Collymore Hall here in Barbados for the Naniki Music Festival’s night back in January. I came home and wrote this piece, and let it simmer for a while. Please enjoy it!
Naniki: Frank Collymore Hall 2016
Bodies pouring to overflowing into concert space
Until not even another molecule of air could be squeezed in:
Standing room only.
Murmuring. Excitement building.
Settling bodies giving way to housekeeping rules
And then – music.
Skipping youthful rhythms chasing each other around the stage as if at play
Piano riffs skipping behind saxophonist lead
Tag – you’re it!
And notes racing again; this time sax in front
Bass in time
And drum rolls around the stage cavorting cartwheels in glee
Climaxing skillfully in Bajan melody
Honouring anniversary #50
From Rihanna’s “Stay” to “Spontaneous” by RPB
Applause also standing spontaneously….
Youth giving way to maturity
Steel pan conversing serenely with cello and drum
Trio taking trips internationally
Notes flying from Spain, through Asia…
More sedately, as though they may have tired more easily
As warrants their age
Moderate musical movements made audience members mellow
Until polite applause signals end of musical journey
“Return all seats to the upright position and prepare for landing.
Thank you for flying with us…”