The sounds of Thelonius Monk drift through the sultry night air of
Venezia.....Venice. The city of intrigues and illusions. The city that
love to the sea. The majestic palaces and Byzantine buildings wrap
themselves around the winding lagoon.
The strained notes of Louis Armstrong dressed up in the Doge's
finery and elegant masquerades to reflect shimmering light on the canals
A cool Miles Davis riff becomes the sound of gondolas as they
smoothly caress the Grande Canal.
Cool Coltrane becomes a whisper, whispering Byzantine little nothings
into the murky waters beneath the Bridge of Sighs.
The strains of Charles Mingus are unsettling causing ripples and waves
in the green lagoon. There is a storm brewing.
Suddenly a blast from Charlie Parker awakens the Lion of St. Mark,
the terrible lion with wings who breathes fire from on high. The clouds
are burning, the lagoon is steaming with hot jazz rhythms.
the city that makes love to the sea.