There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in – LEONARD COHEN

Anthem

The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again

I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring

You can add up the parts
But you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart
To love will come
But like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

– Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968screenshot-ladies-and-gent-with-esquirePhoto: Screen capture from 1965 documentary, “Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen”

George Russell – You Are My Sunshine (1962)

The Outer View is an album by George Russel originally released on Riverside in 1962. The album contains performances by Russell with Garnett Brown, Paul Plummer, Don Ellis, Steve Swallow and and Joe Hunt and features the recording debut of vocalist Sheila Jordan on one track. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that “Composer George Russell’s early-’60s Riverside recordings are among his most accessible. For this set Russell and his very impressive sextet are challenged by the complex material”. [source]

George Russellpianoarrangerconductor / Don Ellistrumpet / Garnett Browntrombone / Paul Plummertenor saxophone / Steve Swallowbass / Pete La Rocadrums / Sheila Jordanvocals

 

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[dedicated all men who you can trust]

 

Horace Silver – Song For My Father (1964)

Song for My Father is a 1965 album by The Horace Silver. It is here in its original form. It is a bossa nova in F-minor with an AAB head. On the head, a trumpet and tenor saxophone play in. The song has had a noticeable impact in pop music. [source]

Lineup:
Horance Silver – Piano
Carmell Jones – Trumpet
Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Smith – Bass
Roger Humphries – Drums

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[dedicated to all fathers of today and all who as fathers inspire and guide others on the way in life; thanks a lot, what should the world do without you]