Saturday, August 27, 2022

Pic(k) of the Week: Zen'd by jazz

Zen'd by jazz

Jazz was her zen. 
Or was it frozen lemonade? 
Something cool for a hot afternoon.

Listening to the Joe Gransden Big Band during the Inman Park Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on 28 April 2019.

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Something Cool

Something Cool is a gorgeous 'minor' jazz standard written mid 20th-century by composer/lyricist Billy Barnes and performed —and made famous— by the fabulous 'cool-jazz' vocalist, June Christy (1925-1990). It's an elaborate and sad fantasy concocted over the offer of a cool drink on a warm day.

The song wasn't performed that afternoon at the festival but it might have been apropos, if in title and temperature. The woman in the photo, unlike the protagonist, appeared blissfully content.

Play on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xwftoLQxnVk

Well, it's true.
It's just a memory I have.
One I almost forgot
'Cause the weather's so hot,
And I'm feeling so bad,
About a date.
Oh, wait!
I'm such a fool!

He's just a guy,
Who stopped to buy me
Something cool!

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  • On 24 August 2022, Flickr's editors selected this image for inclusion in Flickr's Explore feature.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 36 of 52, for year 2022. See it at Flickr: here.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

  • Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
      • Lens: Canon 50mm ƒ/1.4 FD
      • Settings: 50 mm | 1/125 sec | ISO 200 | ƒ/8

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