Blue Ridge Samba (2001)

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This music came to me as I was driving down the Blue Ridge Parkway on Thanksgiving day, 2001, on my way to a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.   It was an "I miss you" message to Deede, whom I had to leave behind.  Though the shortest piece in the Silken Rags collection, it tells a complete story, with a bitter little twist at the end.