I want to thank you so much for your invitation of friendship. I am so honored to be your friend. I love your music. You sound wonderful. I am on my way to a dinner meeting but this evening when I get home, I am turning your page on immediately to listen to your fantastic music! God bless and have a great rest of the week.
Too bad you're so far away from where I live. In the past I've enjoyed playing organ or piano with trumpet or flugelhorn. It would be fun to play with you. One quartet I worked with had trumpet and alto sax and the musicians both had big ears and we'd devise three-part arrangements on the fly. Great fun.
Drop me aline when you've time.
Hello Chuck, thank you for the connection. Look forward to getting to know your music. I shall leave this page open now whilst I work, its early morning here in Italy, 6.45am and its a nice mellow start to the day, whilst I work and watch the sun come up over the olive groves. Blessings Ananda
I'm a fan of Chuck Mangione. Your sounds brought back memories of hearing him on the New Haven green years ago.
I hope someday I'll have a venue where your band plays and I can indulge in painting alongside. --Annie
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."