"My Mother's Spirit Speaks To Me" music

by Don Paul

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Mario Abney, trumpet, and Zach Knewstub, piano, and Kaliq Woods, clarinet, play from Don Paul's original melody and lyrics, March 3, 2015
in New Orleans' Marigny Recording Studio with Rick G. Nelson engineer.
Phenomenally sensitive, deep and beautiful playing that just keeps building in its engagement. The lyrics and melody came to Don Paul as he walked his and Maryse's dogs toward the Mississippi at dusk on Christmas Eve, 2014.

lyrics

Mario Abney, trumpet, and Zach Knewstub, piano, and Kaliq Woods, clarinet, play from Don Paul's original melody and lyrics, March 3, 2015
in New Orleans' Marigny Recording Studio with Rick G. Nelson engineer.

My mother's spirit speaks to me,
Whispering of eternity.

Framed birds of Asia,
Cherry blossoms,
Snows of Manitoba
Blowing into New Orleans' Mississippi,
Valley of the Rogue and Shakespeare's nights too,
Cock of a hip to Basie's beats,
Twinkling smile both you and old,
Twists from the Black, fears of the Brown--
Oh, my mother,
Ashes now five years ago thrown,
You tell like Dust nothing is past.
Light through Sky. Light through Earth.
How good--how good--how good
You're here--you're here--you're here
With my new Haitian wife.

My mother's spirit speaks to me,
Whispering of eternity.

credits

released July 28, 2015
Mario Abney, trumpet.
Zach Knewstub, piano.
Kaliq Woods, clarinet.
Rick G. Nelson, engineer.
Don Paul, lyric, melody, and voice.
Marigny Recording Studio, March 3, 2015.

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