Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.
—W. Somerset Maugham
If you have never had the pleasure of experiencing the incredible work of Dale Chihuly in person, put it on your bucket list.
—Hazrat Inayat Khan
I could blame Big Head for putting me in a jazzy mindset today but truth is, it’s ALWAYS the right time for Trane.
John Mayer/Steve Jordan/Pino Palladino/Chick Corea/Wallace Roney
Here’s a full seven minute tune I loosely composed called “Little Sur,” recorded last February in New York City. I got together with some of my friends and favorite players for six amazing days of playing music with no rules, no plans, and no pressure. Oh, and no vocals. What came from it was a really inspired batch of recordings. Hours of music that I’ll need to sift through at some point should it ever become an album. (I hope it does.) If you’re wondering where I am in the mix, that’s me playing a Music Man long scale guitar… Pino and I are kind of both living in the bass space. As soon as Chick came in on the piano, I knew something really deep was taking place. This is the rough mix that was given to me at the end of the day, as it has lived on my laptop since.
I tried to find a minute, two minute clip to share with you, but these recordings just don’t work any other way than in their unabridged form. So here it is. Free music. Played freely, shared freely. Put it on and go for the ride… If you dig all seven minutes, then surely you deserve them.
There are times for marketing strategies, and there are times for just p l a y i n g. The original design for all musicians. Hope you enjoy hearing this as much as I did.
I ABSOLUTELY cannot express how excited I am about this. And yet, I’m not half as excited as my 14 year old jazz playing daughter is.
—The father couldn’t find a closer school with the facilities to accept his disabled son, so he carries him to a school that does. Then he walks back to go to work. Then goes back to pick his son up in the afternoon! After his story was reported in the local media, the local government offered to rent him a room and the school is going to be adapted to take on boarding students.
3. She’s The One
4. Pick Up A Gun
6. No Other Way
10. Drive-in Movies
I was introduced to this over the weekend. I’m not 100% certain how I feel about it but I will admit to putting it on repeat and dancing about the house in ridiculous fashion for at least 20 minutes on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Ray Lamontagne could sing the side effects of Lipitor or even my homeowners insurance rider and I’d give it my full attention though so don’t take my word for it…just listen to “Supernova” for yourself.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Everyone is doing the best they can from their own level of consciousness.