Seeming as a conflict of terms (juxtaposed), I think that both “Bouncing” and “Blessing” are one in the same. The reasons for this may appear hidden; but the manifest Destiny for anyone has already been revealed. When I recorded this with Mr. Palmeiri (as an overdub Opportunity back in 2003 via Pete Corona), I recognized that the drum kit is seldom used in Latin music. Specifically, I mean that the unity [synergy] of percussion often left the full-kit drummer out. I honestly don’t know why… but when listening to the naked track back then, I both saw the Room and heard available dynamics when entering that room. Thank you Pete for our synergy! I acknowledge God’s Gift in my life.
Music is my passion, not my Purpose. I sense that the Sovereign God has ordained my life (Purpose) to be toward encouraging others to recognize their own. For me, this is the essence of Ministry/service.
Music is just one (1) of the Arrows in my Quiver: so that the interaction of us All is greater than the sum of our individual contributions and effects. From thence is my statement and application of what “synergy” means. I am circumspect and diligent not to neglect the other arrows in My Quiver. To illustrate this, I offer a Principle by which I have learned much. I trust you’ll see the synergy in application:
“And he [Jesus] spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.” [Luke 5:36 – Luke 5:38 - KJV]
“Then said he unto them, therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.” [Matthew 13:52 – Matthew 13:53 - KJV]
So I [John M. Sussewell (a/k/a “Suss!”)] reinforce in my own words: “Stay nimble and Be Blessed!” Bounce those who do not (or refuse to) encourage you in this Divinely Ordained synergistic and Jazztastic Process.
I thank the Living Sovereign for His Gift of Music in my life, and am thankful that I’m a musician/psalmist, among so many credible Artforms.
Berachah! [2nd Chronicles 20:20-22; in context and application even until Today!]