Saturday, September 18, 2010

For the birds Part 2: A shakuhachi lesson with Eric Dolphy

image © 2007 chris moran

"... I used to play, and the birds always used to whistle with me. I would stop what I was working on and play with the birds... Birds have notes in between our notes - you try to imitate something they do ..."

Eric Dolphy

Thursday, September 16, 2010

For the birds: a shakuhachi lesson with Don Van Vleit


That's where all the music comes from. 

Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from.

And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren't going


Captain Beefheart