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For the albums that deserve to be listened to again, and again, and....again, here are some thoughts on the most re-listenable albums from members of the T&E collective.
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SONG OF THE WEEK
Song: "Ida Lupino"
Artist: Paul Bley
T&E contributor Andre Pettman says, "There is a certain coldness that inhabits "Ida Lupino", intermingled with the enticing warmth of the "refrain" that beckons you into the warmth of an interior, a subtle tug of war that ebbs and flows throughout the piece. It constantly teeters on the edge of resolution before opening unto wide and fleeting expanses of joy -- it substitutes euphoria for the comfort of conclusion. Bley inserts intoxicating melodic lines that drift in and out, rhythmed by the gentle hum of his voice that rises and falls with each flurry of notes, like breath that is visible in the cold for moment before vanishing into thin air. Bley's pianism is emotive and expressive, almost like the extension of a verbal utterance transposed into an aural form. "Ida Lupino" evokes the feeling of glancing in the mirror and seeing something different every time; it bears witness to the fleeting essence of time, whose ghosts gently haunt us like the imminent cold of winter that hangs over the final days of summer. Perhaps my original assessment was incorrect: this song is as much coldness as it is warmth, as much seduction as it is heartbreak, as much hope as it is disappointment. Here today, gone tomorrow, here today, gone tomorrow."