Sunrise

Richard Davis, bassist, iridescent

in his shirt, wired up, amplified,

laid back, happy, his smile a good mile wide,

acknowledges his group - piano, trumpet,

saxophone & drums - and they're off:

It's "Sunrise," measured, melodic, safe,

easy listening, sing-along, the sax

staying the course, the piano trying to vex

us with an ornery run, but no, the riff

falls flat & then the drum takes over, half-

cocked, the sax talks back, squeaking & skronking,

noisy erudition, a profusion of ruses

(he's not choosy) until even us rhythmless white guys

are grooving like nobody's business, whooping & honking!

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK