"LUTHER!! MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND! I WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH! I JUST HEARD ABOUT YOUR PASSING! I SO WISH I HAD MET YOU IN PERSON! I LOVED YOU FROM AFAR & NOW I WILL MISS YOU GREATLY! YOU WERE A WONDERFUL, SWEET SOUL & A PRECIOUS FRIEND! NOT TO…"
Milk & Honey is the title of my new CD. Since I was 9 years old, I wanted to be a great musician. Just as a great father leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, a "great musician" leaves his mark on lovers of music to cherish long after he or she's gone. Although I have the opportunity to leave an impression on a large variety of audiences filled with music lovers, I’ve always known that the musical inheritance that I would leave, would come in the form of at least one great musical project;
Milk and Honey,
A smooth Jazz vibe with an inspirational feel and an R&B groove
This CD contains 15 songs. 9 originals and 6 cover tunes
A land flowing with milk and honey is a land rich in nourishment, wealth, health and prosperity, a land rich in joy, peace, love and happiness, a land of more than enough. All the songs in this CD together make up this great land. A place that I hope you experience each time you flip the switch to play it on your sound system.
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."