Archive for February, 2012


Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2012 by Josslyn Luckett

God breaks the heart, Hazrat Inayat Khan the Sufi mystic tells us, over and over again until it stays open.

I love it when a new song makes me feel that same heart breaking openness…the song I’m thinking of is from Gretchen Parlato’s new album The Lost and Found…a duet between her and Alan Hampton called “Still.”  Pop into this All About Jazz link and read a lovely write up on Gretchen and watch the video of the tune.  Feel so proud of Gretchen after having first been knocked out by her mighty voice back in her UCLA and later Monk Institute student days.  Thank you for the exquisite sounds and lyrics that keep bringing more and deeper joy.  Boston folk, go see Gretchen for Valentine’s Day at the Regattabar!

through my joy and through my pain, i still love

like the sun that follows rain, i still love

no beginning and no end, i still love

love so love comes back again, i still love…