Impromptu Jam Session

As mentioned in my prior post about becoming part of a jam session in the park, here’s more from it.  The sax player is Don, a local central Ohio resident who plays in a band.  Doug, the guitarist, is from Pennsylvania and was visiting his non musician – well, at least  he wasn’t playing any instruments that day – friend, Bill, the gentleman in blue sitting on the steps.   Doug teaches music as well as plays musical gigs.  As fate would have it,  Bill and Doug came to visit the rose park that day with Doug deciding to play some songs at the pavilion.  Along comes Don to the park and upon hearing the music came to see what was going on, asked about joining in, went back home for his sax and the band began to play.

Enter one photographer (how fortuitous that we all converged on the same park at the same time) who at first just took photos of the guys until she was asked did she know some of the tunes – which she did.  We sang Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and more.  There were some park visitors who stopped to listen and applauded for us while others just walked past with a smile.  We were all enjoying ourselves, especially when we began making up our own lyrics to Dylan’s Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.  Phew! Talk about thinking fast on your feet for that one.

It was a magical musical moment in the park.  Cool, man…




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  1. #1 by Dina on June 9, 2017 - 8:22 am

    I can feel the beat of it right here❣️😊 Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. #3 by milfordstreet on June 9, 2017 - 9:32 am

    It sounds like you were having a good time. These spontaneous occurrences bring so much joy to life. Cheers

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on June 9, 2017 - 9:37 am

      Oh it was a good time! I got word that the “band” might get back together in August 🙂

  3. #9 by Timothy Price on June 9, 2017 - 11:42 am

    “Saturday in the park…” Making music like it was the 4th of July. Fun times. I’m impressed you can remember the words to the songs. Even if I could sing, I only remember snippets of lyrics. I’d be making up all kinds of lines.

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on June 10, 2017 - 10:02 am

      Fortunately we followed Doug who knew all of the lines (I did know quite a few though) and when we didn’t we just went with it 😉

  4. #11 by Cecilia Mary Gunther on June 9, 2017 - 7:41 pm

    How wonderful _ I bet they loved having you sing with them too!!

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