The evening began with an explosion of light. Hottest May 5th on record.
The sun set, accompanied by cloud flourishes.
This was the moment I knew it would be an evening of delight. Joy.
Clouds blushed to the northeast.
Visual music. Bill Evans and Scott LaFaro trading fours. Marc Ribot and Henry Grimes. Evans’ piano and Ribot’s guitar and the brilliant bass notes.
Clouds gathered from the south. Virga and sheet lightening. Minutes later a muffled boom.
A final slice of light, lightening, virga, and the night thickened to liquid black, vibrant black, savory black.