“I start from one point and go as far as possible. But unfortunately, I never lose my way. I say unfortunately, because what would interest me greatly is to discover paths that I'm perhaps not aware of ... The harmonies have become for me a kind of obsession, which gives me the feeling of looking at music from the wrong end of a telescope.”
John Coltrane

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound

One Man’s Meditation

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Sometimes I think I come across as dark and negative (I can only imagine what others who don’t spend time with me like I do may think). But then something like this comes along and reminds me that is not true … that quality is simply rare and precious. This came to me via Komuso Lady.

Unfortunately the video cannot be embedded … so I invite you to click here (which seems like a nice place to go to) to see it.

Indeed to play the Shakuhachi the breath must be calm, for the breath to be calm the body must be calm, for the body to be calm the mind must be calm …

 

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