Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Happen To Like New York




Along with Bobby Short, Cole Porter, and millions, NYC is altogether a sentimental, personal, patriotic, almost sacred symbol of America and what America means to the world.

Forget the contentious local politics.  Put aside how America's dynamism -- surely centered in the Great City -- breaks things as it builds, roughs-up as it tames, eradicates as it invents.  This is what humans do, and human energy has at its vanguard, for now, us, the U.S..

Our cultural heart is NYC.  It's who we are.

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