From the recording Star-e De-ci-sis
Street Talk Abstract
Picture walking dogs in midtown NYC. You get glimpses of about 7 seconds of conversations as people pass you and walk in the other direction. One wonders how the conversations end. Sometimes you see a gathering and look from afar. That is what this tune is about. The 5/4 "walking" groove which comes and goes is when we are walking, the changes in tempo or theme are the different conversations I hear. Two friends meeting for lunch, construction workers sounding off at each other about the boss, folks getting high in front of Benihana, a woman screaming into her phone to a friend about her boyfriend. Then we fall into a free jazz section which is the cacophony one hears if you try to take it all in at once. The ending is us walking away slowly from the chaos.