Where This Meets That
“Tuesday Tunage” is a weekly spotlight for music I deem worthy of a spotlight. To make it worth all of our time, I’ll do my best to emphasize tunes you probably haven’t heard before that represent the art in all its glorious varieties.
Noon, Saturday in New Orleans, I sit alone at our table inside The Court of Two Sisters. I sip black coffee from a white mug and listen to a jazz trio wrap up a tune nearby. I’m waiting for my bride to return to my side. Diffused windowed sunlight warms the quaint dining room. I listen around to clinking forks gathering food, and stirring spoons rounding drinking mugs, chiming hushed beats all their own. Another sip of coffee, and the band whispers the next number. Then it starts, and the very first notes wet my eyes. I don’t know this song, but it’s made for this moment. Made for this sun-warmed brunch with my love in New Orleans, and I’ll never forget it. When my love returns mid-song, I try to tell her, but words are shells. So I sip my coffee and listen well, to the soundtrack of a perfect moment.
Today, jazz legend Miles Davis plays that song for you. The sound is a little different from when I heard it at that brunch – there, it was on clarinet, backed by guitar and upright bass, while this version incorporates Davis’s trumpet and also a piano – but the vibe is the same: sublime contentment.
I hope you enjoy, “It Never Entered My Mind.”