Drummer/producer/composer-for/with-Living Colour, Pharaoh Sanders, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Watson, Stanley Jordan, Buster Williams, Wallace Roney, Jaco Pastorius, Herb Alpert Oumou Sangare, Marcus Miller, Leninie, Mic Jagger, Jack DeJohnette, Nana Vasconcellos, and more.
I highly recommend acquiring a copy of my latest CD/DVD Native Lands, featuring many of the people I mentioned above-with fantastic visual reseach on indigenous muisc/ rhythmic analysis on the DVD.
Will, Sorry I was not in town... I was on the road touring when your show happened October in Los Angeles. Thanks for letting me know and perhaps in the neatr future, I will be available to make one. Keep me posted.
Wil, man it was a pleasure not only seeing you but playing with you was definitely a joy. I had a wonderful time. Bryan still speaks very highly of us. Brother we must do it again real soon. I understand that you are in the studio. Thank you for reaching out. Keep on doing it man and I wish you all the best!
Will I just put some tunes up... tunes I wrote with a friend of mine.... One I wrote about our friend Mark Ledford..." A place for you and me". I hope you like it .. the other one.."Sin Palabras" a love song ... the song is about....... no words define what my feelings describe...... more or less... take care.....your thoughts??
My Dear amigo how are you? I am doing well. I just returned from Spain ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I love it there. You know I used to live there right? Well it was like going home for me... I am working on getting my papers of residence so i can come and go as I please jejeje miss you honey toooooo much silence... you know we are MARRIED LOL!!!!!!
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."
Let's be audacious, my friends!
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