Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Sounds of a Summer Night

Summer nights on Atlantic Avenue. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, I know you're tired, but come. This is the way." ~ Mevlana Rumi (1207-1273)
The languid, lazy, hot and humid nights along the ocean are gone; this week replaced with cold north winds and dreary rain. Not so in July. Then the Atlantic Avenue oceanfront teemed with small music groups, street performers and their audiences in folding chairs lined up along the sidewalks. Here the drummer of jazz band with guitar, sax and keyboard warms up. An open guitar case sits beside the lead and passing tourists and locals stop to listen and reward. Some pause on their way to other venues; perhaps a minute or two, while some seen here are settled in for the evenings sounds of jazz.

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "sound". (end of post)

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