I'm a bassplayer and also award winning music-photographer from the Netherlands. An important ongoing music project of mine is the Jazz/fusion project 'New Native'. You can hear some fragments in the music player above. The first six songs are from this 'New Native' Project. All compositions are by Michel Ristenpatt.(www.michelristenpatt.com) On drums: Remco van der Sluis, guitar: Thomas Dippel, piano and key's: Michel Ristenpatt, myself on bass guitar. Guests: Marcel Reys on trumpet, Nils van Haften tenor and soprano sax and Rene van Hertum alto sax.The 7th song is from a project a few years back and also a piece by Ristenpatt.
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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."