Wherever I go I am here, for I cannot go anywhere else. Wherever
I move my conscience in time, it is now. Whatever I handle
or hold, it is this. 'There' becomes 'Here' when I get there.
'Then' becomes 'Now' when it is. 'That' becomes 'This' when
I look at it. "
"Zen Buddhism" by Christmas Humphries
The music of a well-ordered age is calm and cheerful and so is its
government. The music of a restive age is excited and fierce and
its government is perverted. The music of a decaying state is sentimental
and sad, and its government is imperilled."
Hesse "The Glass Bead Game"
is the Age of Thatcher, Reagan, the Evil Empire, the Berlin Wall,
and Mutually Assured Destruction.
The saxophone is an instrument whose tone colour is between that
of the brass and the woodwinds. But it even reminds one, though
more remotely, of the sound of the strings. I think its main advantage
is the greatly varied beauty in it's different possibilities of
expression. At one time deeply quiet, at another full of emotion;
dreamy, melancholic, sometimes with the hush of an echo."
Berlioz ( 1842 )
represents the Zenith of the Saxophone: one of the instrument's
"One has the impression
of a man who not only could translate his ideas into notes at superhuman
speed, but who was simultaneously aware of half a dozen ways of
resolving any given musical situation, and could somehow refer to
all of them in passing beyond it."
Larkin, referring to Charlie Parker
This is the
Next Big Thing : Punk Jazz, Jazz Punk, contemporary urban music
+ found objects = Junk Music - a whole new genre.
"Xero Slingsby is better than Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Louis
Armstrong, er Jimi Hendrix, erm Duke Ellington and Count Basie all put together.....'cause
he's still alive!"
"So that was the beginning, the first meeting with (Xero) and I was quite impressed...Not because he was such a virtuoso saxophone player....no....but he had his own style, he was full of expression, it was loaded...with protest and feelings and everything. To me it was complete" Paul Feyaerts