Saturday, July 19, 2008

Low-Quality Video of High-Quality Music

Like it was yesterday, we remember the closing musical performance on the first episode of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno as permanent host. Kathleen Battle sang a spiritual, accompanied by Kenny Kirkland on piano and the incomparable Branford Marsalis on soprano saxophone. Someone who shares our fond memory of that moment and taped the show on VHS has recently posted the video on YouTube.

If our survivors want to play this at our funeral, we will not object.

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