May this bliss

May this Bliss never end

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Duration 7:54

May this Bliss never end, for cello and piano with audio tracks OR tenorsax and piano with  audio tracks, was composed in 1996 for the Duo Berman-Wieringa as probably  the very first speech melody based ‘boombox’ piece . It is a tribute to jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, based on one of his last interviews, before his tragic death by falling out of a hotel window in Amsterdam in 1988. May this Bliss never end gives an impression of his life as an artist and a drug addict.
In 2020, visual artist Kristien Kerstens added a concert video.

Recorded on CD by:
Duo Berman – Wieringa on JacobTV – Shining City, Basta
Arno Bornkamp and Ivo Janssen on Buku, Arno B plays JacobTV, Basta

CD recording by the Duo Berman-Wieringa:

Concert Video, starring Arno Bornkamp, tenor sax & Ivo Janssen, piano:

The Duo Berman-Wieringa:

May this Bliss never end

Try to be quiet.
It’s that kind of tune you know.
Those chords are in the first measure !
A lot of fucking attitudes going on here…
Getting the shock treatment and at the same time
Kind of put myself in a trance and a…
Dadada dadada dada.
So it was kind of tricky business.
Do my business.
I didn’t know that would be possible,
oh ssz bwh… i guess they call it at the speed bowl!
There was a bright blue color.
Somebody put that down ther.
There was a bright blue color.
When i say blue, i mean blue.
He almost died that day.
It was a dream you know.
Things like that don’t happen, 
There’s pain in my heart.
Every memory i’ll keep.
There’s pain in my heart.
Devastating feeling…
Man that was a rude awakening, let me tell you.
May this bliss never end….