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Is there anything more civilized than taking a walk in Manhattan after a meal? That’s just what I did with the wife last Saturday night. We strolled through through the west village when we heard a trumpet playing “Blue Bossa.” I love that tune no end and I looked ahead to see where the street musician was. I couldn’t see anyone when I looked up and high in the sky saw a figure sitting in a window playing his horn.

I know I’ve played this tune before but it makes me so damned happy here it is again:

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1 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 1, 2011 9:40 am

"I love those hot nights, when a T-shirt feels right. You stay out later when everything's outside." Kudos to Jonathan Richman and Alex, of course.

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 1, 2011 10:53 am

Happy Birthday, Alex!!!!

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 1, 2011 10:57 am

Thanks, Dee!

4 thelarmis   ~  Jun 1, 2011 1:06 pm

it is a fantastic tune. timeless melody. and i LOVE playing bossas. but i gotta tell ya - i've performed this song at least 500 times, no exaggeration, so it's a bit tired to me...

it should also be noted that Blue Bossa is a Kenny Dorham original. KD was essentially responsible for bring the incredible Joe Henderson on the scene and to the Blue Note roster...

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 1, 2011 9:01 pm

[4] thelarmis, I didn't know that about Kenny Dorham and Joe Henderson. Those Blue Note years..simply the best.

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