The music keeps me alive
Taking me to far away places of the mind to the unheard of galaxies of the soul
teaching me and reaching me as no other medium to laugh and to be amazed and to love
life like Mr. Laws says, “love will find away,” have you heard, or like Grover says, “Mister Magic.”
And indeed it is magic, or should I say magical, or should I say magical and mystical and mind blowing
to the riffs and tunes of Herbie ripping off Chameleon, sending the mind to another place and another time and, “Listen Here” says Eddie Harris cause I am coming at you making my horn scream, and Mr. Blacknus himself. Rashann Roland Kirk from the grave still holding that note so long that I am out breath on the Old Rugged
Cross cause we got all kinda crosses to bear but Horace Silver says this is a “Song for My Father and all is well, and don’t forget the ride on the “A Train cause it’s still running strong and was rode by so many. The music is Jazz and from it was born the creative spirit of so many, to move on, to build and to give of themselves the spirit of the universe that creates the melody that we so love that we live by and enjoy…All That Jazz
Thanks Bro. Good Blog you started there. Lots of people contest who is legit with Jazz and who is not. I think the genre is big enough for all kinds and flavors, classical to contemporary, way out and smooth. Thanks for the comment on "Lost Without U" The guitar player, Brad Catron is on this site also...
Thanks for the compliment, very sweet of you! I have not heard that project by Roland, I will make sure to take a listen. I appreciate your being here with us and your love of the greatest art form there is JAZZ!! (...and for wearing a shirt)!!! :-)
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."