There are all kinds of gospel.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Party, “Akhiyan Udeek Diyan,” live
Nils Økland, Hardanger fiddle
Sigbjørn Apeland, harmonium
“Blond blå,” live
What’s more surprising—that there’s so much ugliness in the world, or so much beauty?
Who are we, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly reshuffled and reordered in every conceivable way.
—Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (trans. Patrick Creagh; 1988)
Great horn players don’t play—they sing.
Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone, with Paul Arslanian, harmonium), “Kazuko,” live, California (Marin Headland), 1982
Trane was the father. Pharoah was the son. I was the holy ghost.
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