I ERIC. I DO MY BEST TO PROMOTE GROOVE TUNES IN BRAZIL. IN ALL WORLD MUSICAL BUSINESS, BELONG TO JAZZ ONLY 5 PER CENT. ANNOTHERS 95 PER CENT BELONG TO ROCK, POP MUSIC, REGGAE, COUNTRY, ETC. WE MUST CHANGE IT.
glad to have a friend from the SC state. I like your sound.
Who do you play with around the state. I am currently playing some with a group called Back 9 out of Spartanburg and some with The Fabulous Shades out of Greenville.
Hello Eric, thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it. I am well, surviving like most. How are you? Your music is wonderful, it is just what I needed for this monotonous mountain of work that I am so vigorously plowing through today. Have a beautiful weekend.
I read in the introduction of an old theory book that "theory books are written after the fact." When a great artist appears on the scene and breaks all existing traditions and laws while pleasing the listeners, new theories and laws must be written.
To me, today's jazz theories are written in the wake of great artists who defied the traditional treatment of the chromatic scale. They dared to express the music in their heads through the chromatic scale in spite of tradition(or the lack of knowledge of it). It seems to me that a good knowledge of the chromatic scale is the key to freedom of thought and expression.
Hello Eric.. drmike of radioIO here.. Thanks for letting me know about the Carolina jazz network.. I will be glad to join so that I can get to know more about our neighbors in Jazz.. Have you had a chance to listen to www.radioio.com .. and our suite of five jazz channels? including radioIO Smooth Jazz? .. we are a reporter for Jazz radio as well as www.smoothjazz.com .. I am enjoying hearing your tracks on the site.. drmike/Michael Matheny
hahaha...you are a trip, Eric. Thanks for stoppin' by my little corner of the site. Glad you had fun with the tune montage. haha. Hey...it was fun playing...so.. Will stop back and listen some more...but what I've heard of your stuff so far..I like your style. Good work, fellow Carolinian.
Beautiful works Eric...well done...didn't Thelonius Monk come from S.C. and Cannonball Adderly too...or was he from Florida...your stylings and compositions are powerful and touching...thank you for sharing...my best to you always b
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."