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is nothing better this morning than some JAZZY FUNK or FUNKY JAZZ, in my way of thinking. D.R. Emailed this to us...love it. Thanks D.R.. Can't wait for Steve to get home, so, I can show him.
Our morning's already been full of lotsa music...'bass music', of course...Steve just loves to play, so, played to me at 'coffee'...never know when I'm gonn a be blessed with his genius on the bass...he closes his eyes you know 'zones out'...that's what I call it...well, he's not in this world anyway...and, we're both transported to heaven right away....today he 'zoned out' on his FRETLESS, and it sounds like a cross between a 'cello/harp' thing?...it's hard to find the words.... amazing anyway. I never get tired of his...what he calls it 'practice'...it's like NO practice I've ever known, in ALL those years of music lessons I had as a kid, not even close. Music just oozes out all over him...he becomes the music. Steve says that music's alive, and he just gets outta the way and music plays itself...what?...now, what does that mean? Not sure...But, it means something very special to him AND, that's all that matters, isn't it? AND with his innocent child-like acceptance and answer...the music just happens. That's what I know. WOW.
Oh yeah...there's a wonderful open mic in Shelton this Sunday...so, go check it out. We went last month...it's always on every third Sunday of the month at THE SHELTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, address: 1430 Shelton Springs Road, in Shelton, WA.. We had a great time...there's great live music and FREE refreshments. Our friend Vinnie/trumpet hosts it. My kids will be here on Sunday from outta town, 'cause it's my birthday tomorrow, but, my daughter has to work tomorrow. Even though I'm ageless...it's aways fun to have a 64th birthday party anytime, isn't it? I bet, we'll get to go to Shelton next month.
Now, let me post some very cool video links below. That, my Steve or BARTLETT ON BASS will be checking out, or 'working up' this afternoon...I'm such a fortunate being to be blessed with so much music/art in my life...thanks to Steve and all the awesome, genius musicians in our area. Support Live Music and Musicians. of course, they work hard and really deserve it Jan
Video links below....starting with D.R's selection.
1.] POWER HOUSE, by Chester Thompson, from Boogie Man
2.] COLD DUCK TIME. original by Eddie Harris, from MWHSNA
3.] CHITLINS CON CARNE, by Kenny Burrell, from rofufoja
4.] THE JODY GRIND, by Horace Silver, from brassgolem
5.] NOSTALGIA IN TIME SQUARE, by Charles Mingus, from HerkulTuberkul
6.] AUTUMN LEAVES, by Eva Cassidy, from ironizxcv
7.] ROBIN'S NEST, by John Coltrane, Frank Wess, from Valeri Makaridze
8.] ONE FOR MY BABY, AND ONE FOR THE ROAD, by Marvin Gaye, from PlanetPygar
9.] MISTY, by Sarah Vaughan, Quincy Jones and his Orchestra, from RoundMidnightTV
10.] I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, by Debbie Duncan, from debbieduncanjazz
11.] GEORGIA ON MY MIND, by Ray Charles, from tegavu1
12.] FEELING GOOD, by Nina Simone, from SambadaTed
13.] FLY ME TO THE MOON, by Frank Sinatra, from riseupformymind
14.] DO NOTHING 'TIL YOU HEAR FROM ME, by Phil Collins, from sveta14
WHERE: SHELTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH open mic, 6 to 8pm
1430 E Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton, WA 98584