Ray Skjelbred, poet and explorer, at the piano, musing, feeling, sharing colorful worlds of his own invention.
PINKY ROSE, a blues rumination:
NO COMPLAINTS, a lilting homage to Jess Stacy:
SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD, a blues by the Mississippi Sheiks:
IT’S A RAMBLE, by the mysterious Oro “Tut” Soper, a pianist who once kissed the young Anita O’Day passionately before remembering he wasn’t [because of religious beliefs] supposed to:
HEAH ME TALKIN’ TO YA, celebrating Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, and Don Redman:
Rambles and saunters in worlds known and unknown: elegant, rough, always alive.
More to come from the Esteemed Mr. Skjelbred. And this aural bouquet is in honor of Aunt Ida Melrose Shoufler, who understands.
May your happiness increase!