The rhythm section is like a marriage. It can take months for bass and drums to lock. And it can take years before they begin to look like each other and their dogs. That's the advantage of scoring a pair like Jerome and David. They have been playing together since Texas. Texas was a long time ago.
The first time we all played together was last fall. Both Jeff and Amos had subbed out. It was like standing on the deck of a battleship. Kosi looked at me sideways across the room.
"There's a whole lot of blackness going on here."
"Yeah." I said. " It's The Goddess Lakshmi Blaxplosian Band."
We were reunited last Sunday. It started out a little tentatively. But by the end of the first set somebody jumped up and started dancing. That's what's up.