The world is always beautiful/when it’s seen in full retreat
The worst of life is beautiful/as it slips away in full retreat
And then, of course, there’s Ornette Coleman’s viciously brilliant solo on “Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful Nation,” one of those songs that made me pull my car over the first time I heard it. The walk-down after the “squeal” crescendo makes me depressed every time I hear it. Simply masterful.
This man hasn’t released a bad album yet- they’re just varying degrees of incredible.