What My World's Like

remembering mastery.

Oct
04

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?

floored.

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.

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What My World Sounds Like: “Open Mind”

Sep
07


The Robert Glasper Experiment


The beauty of the iTunes shuffle feature is discovering music you’ve owned and forgotten about and being catapulted back into that “I love this song!” feel good space. Thanks, Apple.

Tonight I shuffled upon a little reminder about life, and I’m grateful for it. Please enjoy this selection, “Open Mind”, from The Robert Glasper Experiment, composed of pianist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Chris Dave and keyboardist/saxophonist Casey Benjamin. As you listen, remember, it is experimental.

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The Robert Glasper Experiment – “Open Mind” featuring Bilal

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought. It is founded on our thoughts. It is made up of our thoughts.”

“As a man thinks, he is.”

Photo credit: Jati Lindsey

Great words…

Oct
11

“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes.
Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it,
than to accept life unquestioningly.
Everything we shut our eyes to,
everything we run away from,
everything we deny, denigrate or despise,
serves to defeat us in the end.
What seems nasty, painful, evil,
can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength
if faced with an open mind.
Every moment is a golden one
for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”

– Henry Miller