Help me to release Pent-up emotions Thru flowing sounds That re-activate your image Playing til dawn Such amazing music Meticulously done Flowing with love's charms Yet so unique the aural angle In a world of its own Kept me company When the rest I'd blown.
Swallowed by time Yet right here each moment Listening to tunes --- The warmth of your bones Flowing thru those sounds Invading brain's home With a warmth, a deep passion That can never be gone.
I love jazz because it is in my blood. It is the only original American art form. It is sacred. The greatest musicians are jazz artists.
I was first exposed to jazz in 1961 listening to my father's records of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young.
I met Sonny Stitt, Wayne Shorter, Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Michael Brecker, Cannonball Adderley, Walter Booker, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, George Benson, Mike
Stern, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Harper, Skip Hadden, Charlie Haden.
The best show I ever attended was Joe Lovano with Soundprints at the Wexner Center in Columbus Ohio in 2014.
The first jazz record I bought was Miles Smiles.