musicology #0764

Nubag #32 (a year in the life)

Since Our Last Goodbye – the Menahan Street Band

ConZu..Until we meet again hold this piece…Every time I hear it I feel your presence.Dad xx

“Between the dark, heavily laden treetops of the spreading chestnut trees could be seen the dark blue of the sky, full of stars, all solemn and golden, which extended their radiance unconcernedly into the distance. That was the nature of the stars. and the trees bore their buds and blossoms and scars for everyone to see, and whether it signified pleasure or pain, they accepted the strong will to live. flies that lived only for a day swarmed toward their death. every life had its radiance and beauty. i had insight into it all for a moment, understood it and found it good, and also found my life and sorrows good.” -Hermann Hesse

 

 

musicology #0763

Nubag #31 (a year in the life)

Embers – Max Richter

“To die, – To sleep, – To sleep!

Perchance to dream: – ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;”
-William Shakespere

 

musicology #0757

Nubag #25 (a year in the life)

the Struggle of the Magicians – Thomas De Hartmann

“If there is any peace, it will come through being, not having” Henry Miller

Being with you brought and brings me peace Conzu x

musicology #0756

Nubag #24 (a year in the life)

Black Up – Karl Bryan & Count Ossie

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Khalil Gibran

Watch over me….x

musicology #0749

Nubag #18 (a year in the life)

Trombone Shorty – Hurricane Season

First outing on themusicologist for the multi talented Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews a cat who was BORN and RAISED with brass in his mouth.

“So advanced was he that, at the age of EIGHT, a club in the city’s Tremé district, where he was born and raised, was named Trombone Shorts in his honor”.  – Thom Jurek

This 2011 cut is highlighted from the ‘Backatown’ set which features, (among others), one of Nola’s GREATEST urbanemusicologists the majestic Allen Toussaint whose first, (credited), production the 1960 recorded mod/ern/ist R&B classic ‘Ooh Poo Pah Doo’, (musicology #334), was for Troy Andrews’ grandfather, (Jesse Hill).

“What we tried to do with the record is capture what we do live and then just tighten it up a little bit, make it translate on record. Live, we may come across some stuff and jam on it, but the record brings it in and focuses on what we needed to do. We worked hard and we didn’t rush it. I think we alright with this one.” – Troy Andrews

 

musicology #0747

Nubag #16 (a year in the life)

Sidney Bechet – Jungle Drums

long time comrades in, (musical), arms of the ‘project/diary/soundtrack’ will know that for me Sidney Bechet is one of the GIANTS of improvisation/jazz/recorded music etc.

One of the MASTERS of the art that I have been blessed enough to have stumbled across along ‘the way’. Apprentice’ and Journeymen are in abundance. Masters are few and far between.

Second time on themusicologist for this one..if i was asked “what is music?” i would pull this one out. listen to Bechet blow and how he drives the intensity, demanding that the other cats on the session step up.Which, of course, they do.

Had me nut down over the past few weeks studying for an exam I sat on Friday.

the incredible drawing is by the legendary, pioneer of contemporary neuroscience,  Ramon y Cajal.  Pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist, and Nobel laureate, (not to mention artist).

musicology #0739

Nubag #8 (a year in the life)

Rocksteady aka Drunkards Psalm – Busters All Stars

Big piece of instrumental tune from Busters All Stars..1967 release on the Blue Beat Label (in England). Featuring a collection of Jamaica’s finest instrumentalists.

Arkland Parks, Dennis Campbell, Ernest Ranglin, Gladstone Anderson, Jerry Haynes, Karl Bryan, Lloyd-Knibbs, Oswald-Brooks, Raymond Harper, Rico Rodriguez, Val Bennett.

 

No need to wax lyrical about the Princes profound influence on Jamaican music as a bandleader, pioneer, producer, Sound Man and ‘Voice of the People’. Just suffice to say that throughout the 1960’s Buster was up there at the forefront.

 

musicology #0730

AHYMNFORCON #35

10:40am September 24/2014.

With a heavy, broken heart and intense struggle I managed these final words as I watched my beautiful 19 year old daughter slip away…with this song playing in my soul.

John Coltrane – Part 4 – PSALM

“In YOUR light I learn how to love,

In your beauty how to make poems,

You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you

but sometimes I do and THAT sight becomes this art”

Today is the final day of my ’30 Day’ musicologyMass and tribute to Constance.

ALWAYS in my heart, soul and thoughts kohzu..with eternal love Dadzu x

Until we meet again x x

aHymnForCon.Coffin.SEP.24.14

musicology#0729

AHYMNFORCON #35

Anouar Brahem – L’Infini Jour

“When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues.” Eternally x

ConisChan.

musicology#0728

ahymnforcon #34

Jackie Mittoo and Winston Wright – Guiding Light

“Be like a branch of a tree; flex your body to face ‘wind of sorrow’; flex little harder to dance in the ‘wind of happiness’.”  – Santosh Kalwar

Con.JULY6.2011

musicology #0724

aHymnForCon #30

Eleni Karaindrou – Prayer

“And then it was, that grief and pain made themselves known to me as never before. Note this, because I knew the full absurdity of Fate and Fortune and Nature more truly than a human can bear to know it. And perhaps the description of this, brief as it is, may give consolation to another. The truth is, you cannot prepare anyone for this, nor convey an understanding of it through language. It must be known. And this I would wish on no one in the world.” – Ann Rice

Hymn.30

musicology #0722

aHymnForCon #28

Ensemble Nipponia – Esashi Oiwake

(Song of Tribute)

“As every flower fades and as all youth

Departs, so life at every stage,
So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in its day and may not last forever.
Since life may summon us at every age
Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
Be ready bravely and without remorse
To find new light that old ties cannot give.
In all beginnings dwells a magic force
For guarding us and helping us to live.
Serenely let us move to distant places
And let no sentiments of home detain us.
The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces.
If we accept a home of our own making,
Familiar habit makes for indolence.
We must prepare for parting and leave-taking
Or else remain the slaves of permanence.
Even the hour of our death may send
Us speeding on to fresh and newer spaces,
And life may summon us to newer races.
So be it, heart: bid farewell without end.”

BabyConClean

musicology #0721

aHymnForCon #27

Anouar Brahem – Cordoba

“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.”
–  Jorge Luis Borges

YoungCon.Hymn.27

musicology #0714

aHymnForCon #20

Mulatu Astatke – Tezeta

Cats who know what ‘Tezeta’ represents understand.

“Again and again, however we know the landscape of love,
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others,
fall: again and again the two of us walk out together,
under the ancient trees, lie down again and again,
among the flowers, face to face with the sky.”

BEAUTIFUL.CON.Hymn19

musicology #0710

aHymnForCon #16

Ludovico Einaudi – the Earth Prelude

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” …

CONisChan 2012

musicology #0709

aHymnForCon #15

Tony Scott – Is All Not One ?

“Even when a river of tears courses through this body, the flame of love cannot be quenched.” – Izumi Shikibu

aHymnForCon

musicology #0700

aHymnForCon #6

Anouar Brahem – Vague

無常 mujō

“Let not thy heart cling to the things which for so short a time deck out thy life. Let them who have, learn to lose, and they who are happy, familiarise themselves with what may give pain.” Schiller

Mass.6.Aug.29.2015

musicology #0683

aSongforCon #22

Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan – Raga Bilashkani Todi

“After Silence … ”

Rest in Peace Kohzu. I Love you with every fibre of my being. x

musicology #0666

aSongforCon #5

Anouar Brahem – Walking State

“After silence that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music” – A.Huxley

musicology #0665

aSongforCon #4

Jackie Mittoo – (life is a) Merry Go Round

“There exists no more difficult art than living. For other arts and sciences, numerous teachers are to be found everywhere. Even young people believe that they have acquired these in such a way, that they can teach them to others. Throughout the whole of life, one must continue to learn to live and, what will amaze you even more, throughout life one must learn to die.” – SENECA –