NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS
Al's returning to Europe for the winter around Christmas. Next stop is with the Quintet in Marians Jazzroom in Bern, Switzerland. (See Schedule for all dates.)
Gratitude for blessings received fit us for more. What a wonderful and simple truth this statement embodies. When grateful, all is felt bathed in a beautiful glow, and the very presence of gratitude IS the blessing ! Everything actually makes sense whenever gratitude is fully and genuinely felt -- Life is a true gift !!
Thank you for blessing our lives, you make it so easy to feel gratitude !!
Happy Holiday Season !!
There's a new/old video from 1988 from German television of the Burghausen Jazzweek, which is high quality and has some very exciting footage of Al and George Greene (a wonderful drummer who worked and recorded with Al for many years in the 80s and 90s.) Click here ...It's right after a BB King Jam from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.
See Schedule for all contracted events.
The newest CD "Stardust" (OMCD 1208) is available online here and at performances. It is still selling well, and I can finally say "I made a quiet record !"
The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.
-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart