HI ERIC, NICE TO MEET YOU.IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL IMPROVISED MUSIC FROM COOL, BOP, FUSION, ETC.HOWEVER,IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS...24 HOURS SWING SOUNDS...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I SAY THAT BECAUSE I INTRODUCE TWO HOURS WEEK, EVERY MONDAY TO 21.OO PM AT WWW.RADIOLESTE345FM.COM.BR THIS SITE IS NOT RUNNING UP-IS INDER RE-PAGE NOW.WELL,THE MOST OF MY LISTENERS LIKES TO HEAR FUSION STYLE...BONEY JAMES,STANLEY JORDAN...BUT I ALWAYS SAY ON AIR...JAZZ IS LIKE HOUSE WITH MANY WINDOWS...FLAMENCO,BOP,COOL,FREE,SMOOTH,LATIN...SO, ERIC, I WRITE TO IN HOPE GET CD-PROMOTE TO PLAY AT STATION.MY FIRST WISH IS TRY FEATURE IN MY COUNTRY MORE GROOVE, BEAT,SWING SOUNDS.THINK ABOUT.REGARDS FROM BRAZIL.EDSON. LUIZKRUG@BOL.COM.BR
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."