KARMA! Its called KARMA!
- Feb 14, 2017
What is your favorite jazz piece or album? Mine is Herbie Mann's "Memphis Underground." Piece and album. I like the flute. Late one Friday night 1969 while returning home to Euclid, a suburb of Cleveland, from an assignment in Columbus I was listening to a jazz station. This piece started playing but I missed the introduction because I was still thinking of the system we were installing. I was really taken by the piece. Finally the DJ said the piece's name and musican's name. Monday morning I was at the door of Cleveland's best record store. I asked where I could find this record. He said there is only one left and where it was. I got to the end of the aisle and saw another customer at the other end. Suddenly we realized we both wanted the same album. We sprinted to mid-aisle but I managed to get get there slightly ahead of him and grab the album. I was delighted and he was disappointed. But our liking of jazz made it better and we talked easily for 30 minutes. Have a listen. It mellows me everytime. Mrs. SVC introduced me to jazz. Back then she was quite knowledgeable. She had her local favorites but some clubs would import nationally known artists. We would prowl the Shadyside (Pittsburgh) clubs. We would vacation in Toronto and hit the jazz clubs on Yonge St. Of course she had to suffer through a day at the Ontario Science Centre.