May 8, 2011
A Happy Mother's Day to all! Thanks to all the moms reading this posting today for all they do for their children. We don't say thank you nearly enough, and a card and some flowers one day a year just doesn't cut it. While my mother has been gone for thirty years now, I'm fortunate to have had - and continue to have - my step-mother Penny as an advisor and friend.
On one of last year's finest CD's, pianist/composer Geri Allen ended Flying Toward the Sound with this wonderfully emotional solo intended as a tribute to her son, "Your Pure Self (Mother To Son)". I'd like to post the tune and turn it around for today, making it from Son to Mother, with all its tenderness and devotion.