Written for The Daily Prompt at WordPress, “Strike a Chord”
In New Orleans, Cannonball Adderly played
the saxophone. I felt alone and lost
in the notes that blued the room.
Beginning of my passion. “Round Midnight”
came out, a film following the life
and music of Dexter Gordon. I was stung
by the bite of those sounds. Listening
to Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker,
and John Coltrane increased my love
and appreciation for the sultry sounds
of the sax.