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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."

Let's be audacious, my friends!

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Barbara Cook On Piano Jazz

This week's Piano Jazz from 1998 remembers lyric soprano Barbara Cook, a Broadway star, staple of the New York cabaret scene and favorite of audiences around the world.

Meet The Mysteriously Chill (And Weird) Natural Yogurt Band

Two English musicians, with a strange backstory, mine "library music" to create a fuzzy, endlessly vibing sound.

Nellie McKay's Smoldering Voice Takes On Standards Like 'My Romance'

Nellie McKay sings melancholy standards about love on her new album: Sister Orchid. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with McKay about her music that she performs alone.

Harry 'Sweets' Edison On Piano Jazz

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1999, broadcast just months before Edison died, the legendary jazz trumpeter joins Marian McPartland for a few classics and an original.

Joshua Redman, 'Still Dreaming,' Pays Emotional Tribute To His Father

The revered saxophonist leads an agile post-bop group with Ron Miles on cornet, Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums.

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Esquizito's Blog – October 2009 Archive (4)

October 27th, 2009

The time has come to harvest. With just this side of two months remaining in this centennial of a Jazz culture true original, it has fallen upon me that I now focus my attention on presenting a fitting finale, to my study of the life and legacy of Daniel Moses Barker. I find myself referring to various excerpts presented in… Continue

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October 20th, 2009

“It's a whole turnaround.”



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Peace & Pops,

Esquizito

Maison Musique, New Orleans

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October 13th, 2009

“I remember them; they would get violently angry if you asked them about their religion... which they newly joined.”



It's a touchy subject... religion. Nevertheless, Danny Barker stood his ground. I would say that Danny realized that something larger was a stake, in the story of Black people in America. Perhaps he also saw that Islam, “one of the great religions of the world,” would eventually take the world's spotlight. Thus, Danny Barker made this an issue worthy of his scrutiny,… Continue

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October 6th, 2009

Let's play this one by the numbers. Daniel Moses Barker was born in 1909. He relocated to New York in 1930 at the age of 21 years; thus completing his third seven-year cycle. In his earliest times in Harlem, Danny encountered some of the greatest minds of the 20th century. (Langston Hughes embodied one of such.) By the completion of his next seven-year cycle, Danny Barker was witness to a pivotal time in the history of Jazz. They year was 1937.…



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