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."
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I'm an Acoustic/Electric Bassist, Composer & Instructor currently living in Germany. A North Texas Jazz Alumni, I've played in Big Bands, Latin/African ensembles and various sized combos - with or without Vocals. My debut CD, 'Latin Journey', was released throughout Europe by Neuklang Records on November 5, 2007. An all-Latin affair, it features Grammy-nominated pianist Dana Landry and world-renowned drummer Daniel Messina. It is currently available through CD Baby at a reduced price. Please click on the CD cover below to purchase the CD:
For a great, in-depth review of the CD featured at the Latin Jazz Corner in September 2008, please visit the following link -
we're practically neighbors here in europe too my fellow american.. but here to comment on that bass.. that latin groove walkin is too hot to be just cool.. awesome piano too.. great drums.. lovely trio.. cheers..
I don't play much in the Stuttgart area. Why are you moving back to the US? My husband and I came here from California about 13 years ago to do music and are staying in Europe. It's the place for my kind of music.
Michael - The tracks here sound fantastic - from one bass player to another, you're playing some good stuff! I'd love to write a review on my site, The Latin Jazz Corner - it would expose your work to a large audience of Latin Jazz fans. Looking forward to getting to know you, stay in touch!