oo oo oo

My farewell 3×5 is for Cecile and the standing ovation LOUD applause she received with her trio. Imagine a young woman with the future of classic jazz in her heart and you will understand. Per Wynton Marsalis: “She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth, and grace.” And all of that is true. You can hear the brain behind the voice and phrasing. And her Mack Avenue musicians mesmerized the audience.

She gave the audience a Valentine, both bitter and sweet of the following:

I Only Have Eyes for You
If This Isn’t Love
Laugh, Clown, Laugh
Step Sister’s Lament
I Get a Kick Out of You
So In Love With You Am I
I’m Hip
You Bring Out the Savage in Me
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
There’s a Lull in My Life
Something’s Coming

So here is a sparkling farewell and a shout out for a voice to follow for many, many years. Merci Cecile.

Thank you also to those of you who showed some interest in this project. I will add some remarks to the About page tomorrow, which, is, as Scarlett O’Hara said, another day.