In The Monterey Mist
This is one of the approximately 1/2 dozen songs on Roots (The Solo Piano Album) which were written in just a couple of takes live in the studio in the five evenings of recording the album. "Mist" relates to an experience Laurie Z. had standing on the balcony at the beautiful Highlands Inn in Monterey, California after performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Laurie said she envisioned memory of the unusual mist there in patches along the ocean and the trees on the hillside, which evoked a sense of peace and connectedness. This song was composed in semi-darkness, intending to avoid melodic direction and destination, simply being.