“I wondered whether music might not be the unique example of what might have been — if the invention of language, the formation of words, the analysis of ideas had not intervened — the means of communication between souls.”
From In Search Of Lost Time, Vol. 5: The Captive & The Fugitive (1913-27) by Marcel Proust.
Bray jazz festival 1-2-3
OK, Braybound, well, the former Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock Blue Note-signed guitarist Lionel Loueke, above, performing his signature piece Benny’s Tune is for one appearing in trio mode; then there’s Manchester big band Beats & Pieces also included in the Irish festival’s 2017 line-up; and there too are Aussie improv-trance trio The Necks completing an easy 1-2-3 of highlights this year. There’s a full run-down of all you’ll need to know over at www.brayjazz.com