I am doing some serious spring cleaning on this holiday Friday (it’s San Isidro, the patron saint of Madrid) and trying to take my mind off of being infuriated by the tortuous logic behind Cheney’s rationalization that it’s alright for the executive branch to secretly and grossly break as long as they can allege, after the fact, that the crimes were in the interest of national security.

Helping to distract me is this fantastic version of Thelonious Monk’s “Epistrophy” performed here by Eric Dolphy. It’s from Last Date, one of Dolphy’s last recorded performance prior to his death. Dolphy is playing the bass clarinet and is accompanied by an all European rhythm section of pianist Misha Mengelberg, bassist Jacques Schols, and drummer Han Bennin.


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