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This is a live recording from the Jazz Club, Karlsruhe, December 10, 2013. To download the studio recording of River, please check out the new 2014 compilation release Love or Freedom on this site!

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oh listen
and you'll pick up what I hiss
in syllables of water
all I wear is bubbles of air
I'm at the bottom of the river

kiss me I slap
slap me I kiss
I've had enough of love me tender
Old nights with the double-crosser
and I'm at the bottom of the river

love or freedom
I had to choose
the half-moon said and I forgive her
I've got the ghost or woman blues
and I'm at the bottom of the river

the lovers sway under the sail
and look into the stars and shiver
the boat slips on
its wake is gone
and I'm at the bottom of the river

Larry Beckett

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from The Beckett Songbook, USA​-​Germany, (Work in Progress), released June 6, 2014
Rainer Grantzin piano
Marcus Sperling soft percussion

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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