The group’s name comes from the mythology of Dahomey, the African kingdom that would become Loueke’s homeland of Benin. Aziza is the god of inspiration, a small, elusive woodland creature that lends its magic to artists and hunters in the woods. It’s an apt name for a quartet that so deftly blends the spiritual and the earthy, the organic and the mystical.
Chris Potter: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Lionel Loueke: guitar, vocals
Dave Holland: bass
Eric Harland: drums
So what happens when you have to play “lighting assistant” to your hubby? Well you score another interview for A Study in Pink. I kind of ambushed Stevie Allen when she was getting some location shots done for promotional use. Mike has known her, along with the other assortment of Allen ladies for a while […]
I asked the three cousins
whose names begin with M
Micah, Makyah and Marley,
(Boy: age 8- Girl: age 6 – Girl: age 8 1/2)
“Who could live in this wee, tiny home?”
Right away, quick as a wink:
Micah thinks the person is, “an elf
who likes to play with Legos.”
Next, a thoughtful answer:
Makyah says, “It’s a girl bear who
isn’t very old, maybe six years old?”
(This happens to be her own age.)
We kept on walking in silence,
to the brand new playground at
back of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Marley is the oldest, going to be nine
years old in November, said as she
was swinging high as she could,
“I need time to think!”
She’s quite the dramatic queen
who will occasionally set the scene.
We sat down at the picnic table
while I passed cookies out.
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