June 1 saw the passing of American jazz saxophonist, Faruq Z. Bey . He was best known for his time with Griot Galaxy, a free jazz band from the 1970’s and 80’s. In the mid 80’s, he was forced to leave the band after a bike accident that left him in a coma for some time. He returned to playing in the mid 90’s. I have posted a couple of videos here in tribute to this outstanding musician. The first is with his band “The Northwood Improvisers”. The second is with the Griot Galaxy. Love Jazz.
Back home and figured this was an appropriate segue to getting back into things. A classic song from a great story-teller. Chris De Burgh released this song a long, long time ago and now that I have experienced the Spanish train system firsthand……it is fitting.
Just a quick update for you all. Arrived in Barcelona yesterday evening after a week of little Internet access. Spent a beautiful week in Seville then cruised to Madeira islands then to the Canary Islands. I can hardly wait to get home and put fingers to keyboard. This is a photo of the bull ring in Malaga, Spain.
Couldn’t leave without at least one tune. Be cool, be very cool, this song lays down an amazing groove. Heard it on Breaking Bad of all places. Best 2 minutes and 24 seconds you will have today, or this month, or year maybe.