Change of mood with the sun dominating the scene and opening up a new season. Soon, I will be back to doing concerts, and also in the studio (one of my favourite places in the world ! ) to record. And later in the year, we will do a larger series of concerts with The Gift, starting at the great Nevers Jazz Festival and including dates in France, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. 


Spring always makes me think of E. E. Cummings. And today I think of these words of his that I recorded on April:


since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis