Tuesday, March 24, 2009

starting with jazz

For this week's morning bell call to prayer I'm taking jazz as the starting point. I've been enjoying a fascinating further education in jazz, tutored by my friend Joseph. I’m interested in the way that music generally - in it’s creating, hearing and participation - seems to be able to reconnect us with ourselves, our world, and the divine. And I think that jazz has a real capacity to open up this bigger picture, with its respect for tradition, call to improvisation and ability to surprise. You might like to try Dexter Gordon's 1962 album Go [thanks Joseph]

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