Hello Mr. Williams,
What a coincidence ! I was with Ricky Ford last week, & this afternoon was reading about "Goree" & realized you had played with him on that! So, I just wanted to tell you how much I love your playing & thank you for the feelings you bring.
Blessings from France,
Buster .. I just wanted to share the bassist who played on my CD. He's such a fine talent and he was certainly a big part of why my new CD is what it is. His name is Ron Pirtle. He does have a web site and the URL is: http://www.ronpirtle.com
Maybe you could give him a listen and, if you like what you hear, give him a nod. I know it would mean so much to him.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."