“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.
Grammy win for the voice of jazz
The greatest singer in jazz today, Gregory Porter, won at the Grammys for his latest album Take Me To The Alley in the best jazz vocals album category. Porter won in the same category two years ago for his album Liquid Spirit and this latest win underlines his incredible success since debuting with Water in 2010. The long list of all the winners in all genres is here.
Easy stand out track from Take Me To The Alley, produced by Kamau Kenyatta and Porter, which was issued by Blue Note records last spring, the weepie Consequence of Love, is heard above in a promotional video issued at the time of release.