Esquizito's Blog (8)

May 7, 2018 - An Open Letter.

James William Boyd, D.M.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Mr. Boyd,                                                                                                                

First, let me introduce myself by stating unequivocally my appreciation of the LPO and its increasing potency under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto. It has truly been an epic rise in the story of post-Katrina New Orleans. I have thoroughly enjoyed the…


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April 2, 2018 - The Truth Is Out.

I’m a tough lover. And so was, Prince. Rebellious birds…! All we who go thru this thing called, life… as: Artist, Musician, Poet, Author…

Friends and colleagues, greetings to you as always; I’m glad you made it! The truth is out!!

It’s the shame that got him. The Dove had a monkey on his back. Crazy, Prince had no place safe in the jungle to jump. Trapped in the cage of the body, his electrical system had become heavily reliant on opiates, and his consciousness could not see…


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April 22nd, 2017 - One Year & One Day.

‘Hello, how are you?’

‘I’m fine cause I know that the Lord is coming soon.

Coming, coming soon.’

This call has been on our machine since, 1984 - albeit, in reverse. It heralds the end of long-play side one of, Purple Rain. The words are only revealed when the backwards-tape effected audio of, The Artist Forever’s voice is decoded. Curiously so, the untitled/uncredited audio art is heard with storm and rain…


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March 1, 2017 - Ash Wednesday



All musicians, poets, performers are welcome if there is a willingness and capability to organize sounds that can confront all evildoing.

Meet Mondays on Music…


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February 23, 2017 - Uruguay to Panama

The national flag of Uruguay has only one star emblazoned on it: El Sol. He sits in the top left corner, radiantly illustrated with golden brown locks swinging from his wistful face. With soft and almost teary round eyes, he looks down to the west longingly… wishing that he too maybe could live here; or at least, linger on the horizon a little longer. 

The sun is more than a star there. It is another planet that Urugyanses travel to. They get…


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February 14, 2017 - V. Day

Almost forgot to tell how much I love you. It may sound funny but; as I have said before, time and again: Life is so funny. And... just keep dancing.

Love, peace, and impeachment. (Treason will do.)


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February 6, 2017 - B.A. to Montevideo, Uruguay

“I’m praying for all of you.” - Phenella Duplessis Perez

February 6th, 1926 + December 2nd, 2011

“Wake up and live!” - Robert Nesta Marley

February 6th, 1945 + May 11th, 1981

Peace to you and yours, Dear Reader and… Happy Tuesday. Here’s some thoughts to connect us for a few moments on whatever day or night that you receive this. I hope that you are well and trust that you, as I, we all get what we need through all of this…


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January 22, 2017 - Havana to Buenos Aires

We must pray. 

Be in mindfulness… Presence, conscious intention. Awareness… Live, laugh, love… Cause and effect. Whatever you may call it, call it and listen; for the change is coming. 

Family and friends, brothers and sisters I bid you peace. Peace from the air today as I fly over the Caribbean Sea and just now can see the verdant land mass of South America. I am glad that you have received this and I hope and trust that you are well. (Fasten your seat belts, it is nine hours…


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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!

Buster Williams


Different Ways To See And Be: The Lives Of Joseph Jarman And Alvin Fielder

The deaths of two foundational members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a forward-thinking Chicago jazz collective, offers a chance to reflect on its evolving impact.

Wayne Shorter Travels The Spaceways

A new album by the octogenarian saxophonist is always a big deal, but his latest — and the winner of the 2018 Jazz Critics Poll — is also just plain big: 3 discs and an 84-page graphic novel.

The 2018 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Over 130 critics voted on the best jazz albums of 2018 — celebrated elders dominated the top of the results, but a class of younger musicians is rising.

'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

Friends of the show offer memories and music of pianist Cecil Taylor, Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

Nate Chinen's Favorite Albums Of 2018

For NPR Music's jazz critic and the editorial director of WBGO, 2018 was a year that saw music — not just jazz — in the throes of a creative boom, rocketing in many directions.

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