African Songs & Tales

Richard Bona with the WDR Big Band, Leverkusen Forum, Köln, Germany {1:14:36}

Three (+) continents’ music in one, and I say it is some mighty tasty tuneage. Appeals to my endless fascination with interstitial things, it does. Music, the universal language, enables and encourages them; it (apart from linguistic examinations, as kinesics and proxemics) is the one that transcends all barriers and gaps. Even better, it integrates them, as evidenced here.

Why am I not surprised this concert was in Köln? Not like they have an extra appreciative Jazz audience for the 40+ years I’ve noticed since Keith Jarrett did his thing there …