Saturday, August 29, 2015
I'm listening to Hubert Laws. I discovered him, a wonderful jazz flutist, in the 1970's. Back when I barely knew what jazz was, but was falling in love with it rather quickly. I still have the album somewhere in the basement. Some time ago, I acquired the CD after years of searching. Scheherazade my favorite track. Its on my IPod now.
It was a fluke to find the album, I was just perusing albums at The Wherehouse while with my family in Seattle when I was still in high school. Most kids my age were into disco, pop or metal. Maybe it was the excitement of hearing a flute being played in something other than a concert band piece, but I put down my hard earned money from flipping burgers on weekends at A&W drive-in. Fifteen whole dollars and some cents. That was five hours of greasy spoon labor. But years worth of musical formation and enjoyment.
And, I managed to save money for a car and college, too.
Posted by Althea