And the Angels Sing

(from “Liner Notes”)

Going through the minded world it is
obvious what is never heard.
In fact, it is triumphant.
Now the walls blow
group duets, turning
power    into reason,
like beat & baseline confirm
abbreviation,
chant, & organized moonlight.
Even the strolling city gained
something swift: wizardry,
hard brass surprising
earlier outings down the
range. It is a
brilliant turning,
a zitherless
line, a melancholy
piñata in
ever mocking
rain, hinted in earlier
translation.

Roger Hecht, 2017

Remixed work:
Liner Notes for Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass’ !!Going Places!!,
by Charles Champlin