Sunday, March 25, 2012


If you have the chops,
then keep blowing...
until someone listens.

Friday, March 23, 2012

In recent weeks, I have sent three hand-written cards to three of my favorite contemporary jazz musicians: Ravi Coltrane, Pat Martino, and Vijay Iyer. I included my booklet, Are All Religions one, since all have overt spiritual interests. I hope I hear something back from them--at least one of them.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pat Martino

Pat Martino's jazz guitar solo on the live version of "Sonny" is remarkable for its velvet intensity and the long flowing, integrated sense of building to an apex of intensity--and then pushing even beyond that. This man is a treasure to jazz and has no peers.