Saturday, January 28, 2012

Personal Music

My son Tom recently had a valve replaced in his heart, three decades after the first surgery. He and his wife Kelsey are both professional jazz musicians based in Brooklyn; but for the recovery, they and their baby -- six-month-old Bix -- are in Greenwich, Connecticut, enjoying the hospitality of Kelsey's mother Easy, at Easy's pony farm: Kelsey Farm.

I'm here to take up some of the slack after Tom's mother covered the first weeks.

Day by day Tom finds himself back into his profession: first his alto sax, then his clarinet, and yesterday his bassoon. Last night, preparing to play a 1920's Conn alto sax, he laid out these three beauties. The light took my breath way. As does Tom's recovery.


4 comments:

* said...

sounds serious business, hope he continuess to recover well, with the warm glow of life on the instruments...

Bruce MacDonald said...

I am a heart valve replacement recipient myself. And a music lover. Lots to relate to hear (that was a cool slip!) in your post. Continued successful recovery for your son and you're right the light is awesome. I really appreciate the way you capture images and insights in your own life and share them. Thanks.

Scott Abbott said...

the light that's on those fine necks/crooks is in tom's eye again. makes a dad breath easy again.

michael morrow said...

personal music rocks