Ratzo, glad to have you on this adventure. And our other adventures of music and spirit! Man, you gotta up the ante on your description of self (to the left of this post)! How about "magnificent bassist, composer, educator, carer about many important things and more mature than the average jazz musician"? Yeah, I think thatz about right. Peace, Cynthia
PS I didn't know you wished you were a singer. You seem to have the mellifluosity of tone...
Welcome Ratzo to the Jazz Network, I am glad you are here :-) I must tell you that when I receive comments like yours it reminds me of how much my father's spirit has touched and inspired many. It gives me drive and motivation to keep doing what I'm doing. You are right, he didn't stop at Duffy, he threw me a ball to and I know he'd be so happy to see what has been created in the spirit of honoring what he contributed to music. Thanks so much for sharing how he inspired you....touches me, I would love to hear some of your music....
I extend my friendship,
~ Jaijai :-)
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Welcome to THE JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE "A GREAT PLACE TO HANG"
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."