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jazz legend bassist "Chubby" Jackson for his contribution to jazz and entertainment.
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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

 

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Does the Jazz man have an attitude?

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Daniel Moses Barker seemed to be quite welcome at the cross-roads. His living straddled many boundaries. Keen he was to those changes that naturally took place during most of the developments in American music of 20th century. Beyond music “Historian” as the model, Danny Barker functioned as “Griot” – a keeper of memory – of the American legacy of Africa. He knew, and was not afraid to look boldly at the history of the descendants of slaves, and slave masters. To Danny, “This jazz music is... serious business.” Music as a means of survival.

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Forward motion is your only option. Timing is imperative. Focus is critical. True, this degree of awareness can be daunting; the evil just may be closer at hand than you would think. Danny himself seemed to be caught off guard a little. Once on a night in 1949, he was leading a band that had been booked for a private dance in Selma, Alabama – where was the custom that, he would be using the rear entrance... up the fire escape... to the 2nd floor. Fortunately, in the band was one of Danny's earliest mentors as to the life in Jazz – his uncle, drummer Paul Barbarin. Uncle Paul's advice when the situation could be – maybe – life or death: “Play it cool, all the way. Play it cool.”

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Peace & Pops,
Esquizito
Maison Musique, New Orleans
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Comment by Esquizito on March 24, 2009 at 10:42am
As you enjoyed that, or was at least... intrigued, why not take the next step? Come to Bacchanal on Friday evenings at seven. I put as much of these ideas into performance, as I can - in a way that I... own; or lay claim to. It's rare that I have such a venue to do so. You could experience it for yourself. As that is your interests.

Peace,
E.

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