The best-known jazz treatment of Rodrigo’s adagio:
Miles Davis w. Gil Evans: Concierto de Aranjuez [alternate takes, Pt. 1 and 2] - from Sketches of Spain, 1960
Miles has said: “That melody is so strong that the softer you play it, the stronger it gets, and the stronger you play it, the weaker it gets.”
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
Amon Tobin - Bedtime Stories (Austin Peralta Reinterpretation)
Amazing piece from jazz pianist and Brainfeeder artist Austin Peralta. He passed away yesterday at age 22.
Somewhere deeper in the city a motor is running, a distant, earthy growl, like an animal panting. in a few hours the bright blush of morning will push through all that darkness, and shapes will reassert themselves, and people will wake up and yawn and brew coffee and get ready for work, everything the same as usual. Life will go on. Something aches at the very core of me, something ancient and deep and stronger than words: the filament that joins each of us to the root of existence, that ancient thing unfurling and resisting and grappling, desperately for a foothold, a way to stay here, breathe, keep going.
Top Hat (1935)
Heaven, I’m In Heaven,
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak;
And I seem to find the happiness I seek,
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek.
There are notes between notes, you know.
Sarah Vaughan - You Go To My Head
(the most wonderful vocal skills - ever!)
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Moccasins, circa 1860-1890
These moccasins were made in the Great Lakes area. They are of cut and sewn deerskin and have soft soles. The flap is covered with red and white wool trade cloth onto which yellow, black, and white seed beads are sewn in a curvilinear motif. Green and white seed beads border the flap, and a band of black and white seed beads extends from it to the tip of the toe. There are skin ties attached to each side of each moccasin. There may have been hard soles attached to the soft soles at one time.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum