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Dave Morgan & Friends: Kirtland, OH, February 24, 2012

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Dave Morgan & Friends40th Annual Lakeland Jazz FestivalKirtland, OHFebruary 24, 2012On the opening night of the 40th Annual Lakeland Jazz Festival, bassist Dave Morgan gathered a host of friends and treated Northeast Ohioans to a rare performance of his The Way of the Sly Man (Being Time, 2010). The piece, based on the ideas of 20th-century spiritualist G. I. Gurdjieff--mixing jazz with Middle Eastern, Indian and African music plus Gurdjieff's own musical ideas--hadn't been performed ...

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Dave Morgan: The Way of the Sly Man

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Dave MorganThe Way of the Sly Man Being There2010 The teachings of 20th century mystic G. I. Gurdjieff have appealed to their share of artists, pianist Keith Jarrett, guitarist Robert Fripp and singer Kate Bush being among the more famous musicians to fall under Gurdjieff's spell. Jarrett, in fact, went so far as to record an album of Gurdjieff's solo piano music--G.I. Gurdjieff Sacred Hymns (ECM, 1980). It's unclear how devout a ...