Theo Croker-It’s Gonna Be Alright

Mood Monday

It is officially less than 24  hours before the election will be over.

Tonight is the worrisome moment before an unprecedented election where you might feel as if everything is hanging in the balance and out of your control. A crazy moment in time where you realize the outcome of the election could swing in any freaking direction.

Here is what I know to be true.

It’s gonna be alright.

Sometimes things have to die before newness and growth can find any traction to live fully. I trust in the universe, I am reminded every year that there may be drought, but eventually it rains….there may be Fall with its loss of leaves, but new growth will spring from the emptiness…. and even a baby takes precious months before it cries its first breath of air.  If it is true and pure and lovely it will find its own way and we can’t always be in control of the outcome. We can only resign to work as hard as possible for the good of our world and then I believe it will come.

I will vote, you must vote.

Do all you can do to make the outcome go the way in which you believe, but also recognize that there is always a bigger plan.

This song comforts me and reminds me of those truths. A jazzy departure from what I normally share, but worth a listen. Settle yourself in its comforting message.

Theo Croker- It’s Gonna Be Alright

 

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Theo Croker is young but in complete and total control of his jazz craft. His biography is quite fascinating and impressive for his young years.

Trumpeter, composer, and arranger Theo Croker is an adventurous musician whose adept skills find him at home whether playing standards, swinging post-bop, or more groove-oriented electric jazz. A native of Leesburg, Florida, Croker is the grandson of the late great jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham. He began playing trumpet around age 11 after hearing Cheatham play in New York City, and by his teens was studying music at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. From 2003 to 2007, Croker attended the music conservatory at Oberlin College. During this time he earned the Presser Music Foundation Award, which funded his debut album, 2006’s Fundamentals. After graduating Oberlin, Croker relocated to China, where he took up residency at Shanghai’s House of Blues. In 2009 he released his sophomore album, In the Tradition, which paid tribute to Cheatham. Croker returned to the States in 2013 and in 2014 he released his third solo album, the Dee Dee Bridgewater-produced Afro Physicist, on OKeh Records. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi

Listen again and again and make it your mantra of calm healing. Then celebrate with me the joyous possibility of new growth.

 


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