Monday, April 5, 2010

Imposing Order

It’s kind of a stupid question but I wonder still—why is it that men with such disordered lives could impose such order on the air with their music?

The obvious answer might be that the disorder in their lives probably inspired the musical order. Still, it’s a remarkable dichotomy, I think. These sounds seem to make everything make sense. For me they make life seem simple and beautiful. And make me believe that Tina Brooks and Blue Mitchell, Kenny Drew and PC and AT all understood that.

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