Modern Classical Reinventions / Improv Trilogy (I)

Mom introduced me first to Nina Simone, and the fierce powerhouse of love that she radiates with her music, at a very early age. I guess many associate her incredible JS Bach inspired riffs with ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ but there is just so much more to her awe inspiring work… So, here’s the first of three posts honoring divine femenine creation, dedicated to the ever amazing Nina Simone: here she is performing Love Me Or Leave Me.

Ameland

Between two bodies of water, wedged between the sandy windbreakers of hardy dunes, lies a polder flatly hiding in plain view, just lying there, a calm refuge for birds, rabbits and visitors alike. There it is: the incredible softness of Ameland.