“We find a place for what we lose. Although we know that after such a loss the acute stage of mourning will subside, we also know that a part of us shall remain inconsolable and never find a substitute. No matter what may fill the gap, even if it is completely filled, it will nevertheless remain something changed forever…”– Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939)
Jazz musicians mourn their losses through their music. Trumpeter Clifford Brown lost his life at age 25. He was an extremely gifted trumpet player with great promise. Check him out on Google Wikipedia. He was a bright star. Here is a song written for him by saxophonist Benny Golsen and recorded by many musicians. I selected a rendition by Freddie Hubbard, another jazz trumpeter. Another song, “If I Should Lose You” is interpreted by Charlie Parker, and then, to end this exhibit, I chose “Passacaglia” by Jim Hall, an orchestration that is very moving.