remembering mastery.

i’ve been listening to a lot of jazz. it’s taken over my life, and i couldn’t be happier about it. it started with the ipod shuffle to a robert glasper song. made me realize i needed a live show in my life. this was a tuesday night. the first venue i looked up was the jazz standard. how about the robert glasper trio is playing there the following thursday to sunday?


now i’m experiencing an amazing domino effect. look at robert glasper’s twitter feed, find an interview of his labelmate, trumpeter ambrose akinmusire. fall in love with akinmusire’s music. on a youtube search for his song “ruby”, i find about a trio called pascal’s triangle, led by pianist pascal le boeuf. looking at pascal’s work, i discover he’s a twin (being a twin, i have a special affinity for them. :)). he has two albums with his brother, remy, and they’re both pretty cool. the composition is really interesting and emotive. they’re incredibly talented in their arrangements and playing, especially to only be in their early twenties.

the le boeuf brothers’ first album was house without a door and the video above is the title track. the one below is “wetaskiwin”.

absolutely. friggin. insane. not just these songs, but the album in its entirety.

feel the love.

the concept of mastery always comes to mind when i’m taken by incredible talent that’s obviously been fostered and developed into skill. it inspires me. hobbies and interests should be taken to the level of craft. all of them won’t, but at least one of them must.

i’m starting to read george leonard’s mastery: the keys to success and long-term fulfillment. so far, it’s a pretty good read.

time to practice to perfection.

October 4, 2011 | filed under inspiring, listen, read this, spotlight, what my world sounds like 


2 Responses to “remembering mastery.”

  1. Syreeta on October 20th, 2011 10:41 am

    Wow! You have really turned me on to a new band.

  2. Leandra on October 26th, 2011 4:04 pm

    they’re really awesome. enjoy!

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