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Friday, January 16, 2004


Had to drive up to Everett for work today, so lots of radio time. The MOR NPR jazz station from Tacoma, KPLU, played a lovely version of Duke's "In a Sentimental Mood." I don't know who it was, a female singer who had taken into account the gorgeous versions by Coltrane with Duke and by Nancy Wilson. Such a lovely melody, haunting sweetbitter, and those happy blissful words with the hint of melancholy, the meloncholy only coming at the end when the singer expresses surprise at ever having found happiness at all. And the melody contains the happiness-refuged-from-melancholy, and the singer's tone of voice carried it as well, the knowledge of the awesome good luck at having found happiness, an island of happiness in the sea of sorrow that is the world.
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