Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Archiving Pops

It wouldn't seem that if you give your dad away you can actually draw a little closer to him, but that seems to be what Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts is doing.

Patrick's father, Pat, made a very loud absence in the home when he took off to play jazz with elites, among them Duke Ellington, John Coltrain, Thelonius Monk and Sun Ra.

In doing sothe father set in motion the forces that would bring his son the governorship, as well as leaving a trail of breadcrumbs through some of the most interesting and exciting of 20th century music. Now, the governor will be donating that trail, his dad's miscellany to Boston's Berklee School of Music. It is a satisfaction; it is closure.

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