Matsuo Basho, a famous 17th century Japanese poet, wrote more than 1,000 haiku poems. Here is one of them for you to enjoy. I added a little music to go along with it, striving to keep the sounds simple so as not to interfere with the conceptual beauty of haiku.
I love haiku poems. I love the way they evoke striking images and ideas with such brevity.
In music , as in life, it's difficult to set out on a seperate and personal path.
First you have to choose a direction, one based on personal skills and interests.
Then you need to find helpers, friends who share your interests and want to join you in your explorations.
And there are always the usual rocks and gullies to navigate around, wrong turns and other complications. It takes time and hard work and the most difficult part (for me at least) an unshakable focus towards the job in hand.
But when you ultimately succeed a creation is born that is unique, an out of the ordinary experience for the listener.
In my opinion Celestial Navigation is on this path and has been for a while.
Composer, violinist/violist, Didem Somel, is an award winning musician who is also vocalist and keyboard. Her jazz oriented solos on violin Saturday were outstanding.
Glen Anderson, a jazz bassist has a long resume that includes the Tower of Power Horns among other well known bands.