Sunday, November 18, 2012
Peterson and Sundays
I can't even being to tell you when this tradition started. It couldn't have been more than 3 years ago (which is when I bought that tea cup by Colorado ceramicist, Cristine Boyd.) Jazz had always been the most freeing form of music I've ever heard in my lifetime. But the late great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, holds a special place in the way his music fills my house every Sunday morning. Can't play a piano to save my life but I know timeless jazz piano when I hear it. Oscar Peterson on vinyl, in particular. Something about being mindful of when the music stops and taking the time to flip the record on the turntable every 20 minutes -- is what Sunday morning should be like, a time to slow down and reflect. Being secular as I am, listening to Peterson while drinking a cup of green tea with roasted brown rice is as religious of an experience as it ever gets.