50 Shades of Jazz ~ Poet’s Beat ~ Meet Me at the Edge of the Rainbow by Jazzybeatchick Accompanied by Love Theme from Sandpiper feat. Dizzy Gillespie

The Blues by romare bearden

The Blues by romare bearden

“In Jazz, improvisation isn’t a matter of just making any ol’ thing up. Jazz, like any language, has its own grammar and vocabulary. There’s no right or wrong, just some choices that are better than others.”  Wynton Marsalis

“The Shadow of Your Smile”  (Love Theme from the “Sandpiper”) featuring Dizzy Gillespie


 Note:  The Shadow of Your Smile was nominated for a Grammy award honoring dad’s arrangement for Dizzy Gillespie.  This was part of my decade of Musical Thinking.  Peace Out!  JBC 8-)

Meet Me at the Edge of the Rainbow

Carpe Diem

It is a Love so Supreme for one another

A collaboration filled with surprise and spontaneity

It is our song.

It’s only natural we hold hands through thick and thin

Because it does not matter where we’ve been.

You know that a band is a team in disguise

Knowing that we can sing together and not talk

Spreading our wings we learn to fly

Conversations narrating life’s precious walk.

Moments flow to the cadence of our souls

Flowing and ebbing to and fro

Call and response in a playful plight

Each with perfect timing clearly it shows.

A composer forms a communal fest

Striking a chord between life and death

Making accommodations for all of their guests

Staccato dancing to whimsical riffs

Not knowing we are just pretending at an edge of rainbow’s cliff.

Can’t sit still for your feet form a line.

Improvisation espousing a mosaic design.

We are elevating, popular virtuosity and serenity

Discovering the truth jazz survives humanity.

Forming a village

From the depth of the sea

Emotions expressed in a fit of frenzy.

The power takes hold ~ A love so supreme

Manifesting in a collective vision

Two love one another through our rainbow’s respect

Emitting a universal sound of unity with no division

Spilling understanding twice what you would expect.

Meeting each other in a universe where we can only dream…..

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  1. #1 by Let's CUT the Crap! on February 8, 2014 - 6:32 am

    I’ve always loved The Shadow of Your Smile, probably the first song I thought of as smoky, but haunting, wistful and melancholy. Thank you. This has been a lovely addition to my morning coffee. :-D



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