I just received an awesome gift in the mail a few days ago. My father-in-law, Ron, got me a birthday gift from Amazon and had it sent to my house.It came in a large box with a small but wonderful treasure inside. Not a book but music. Inside was the Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings in one boxed set.
Excusing myself from the table, I rushed to the stereo like a child on Christmas morning. I could not wait for dinner to be over before I put the 1st disk in the CD tray and hit the play button. To those of you who know me well, you understand my love for the music of Trane and the sheer delight that this gift of music has brought to me.
Being an Jazz aficionado, I relish the chance to listen the artistry of a master indwelling his instrument in a “live setting” during a densely creative period in his musical development. Listening to the disks, I could only imagine the scene on those nights. These disks will bring me joy for years to come.
Ron ~ Much thanks for such a wonderful gift for my 40th birthday! I love you dad….