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    dunno. pile up a load of purple prose against it and see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by craner View Post
    So who, in total, is coming to Sanders at the Barbican? I'm in, Luke and Jim. And Eden?
    craner dropped out hes not coming.

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    listen to the miles davis and talk us through it do it

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    Iím coming to Pharoah. I think Craner fears my JazzInsights.

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    After not being able to go to the Barbican gig, I saw Pharoah Sanders in the Netherlands last weekend - you guys are in for a treat... a beautiful version of'The Creator has a Masterplan', 'Welcome' by Coltrane, etc etc. Magical.

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    I gave my ticket to my father who used to be a drummer in a Coventry band called Ra Ho Tep. They considered themselves the West Midlands answer to Sun Ra. He's really excited about going so I feel like I did a good deed.

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    so is it just Eden coming from dissensus then?

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    I'll be playing on stage, but I refuse to speak to peanut gallerists.

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    i'll wave at the guy with the triangle then

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    Please: not during my solo.

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    i liked it so much i had to try and explain why to myself

    The apex of modernism is jazz. More so than cubism, more so than Pound and Eliot and more so even than that terrifying and impossible cathedral Joyce constructed.
    To see Pharaoh Sanders walk on stage the sense of occasion becomes obvious. This is a peer of John Coltrane and Sun Ra. This is one of the 20th centuryís very greatest artists. A man who has made my life more numinous. This is one of the last of the earthís titans, and weíre sharing a room with him.
    For me these are the saints. My saints, very simply, are those artists who lived in selfless devotion to their muse. Through thick and thin. To be an instrument for that voice. You get a sense of this very strongly with the Arkestra and the dignity and grace and beauty and most of all the meaningfulness of a life lived under those self-imposed conditions, by that chivalric code, is made manifest when you share a room with them. The requirements for being an artist are simple and straightforward. You are to make yourself into a receiver. You have to be attuned. You have to be in tune. Or the message wonít get through. It canít. Youíve jammed the signal. With your own noise. There is a science of attunement and musicians hold the key to it. Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy. The music plays you. You are the resonating chamber. Iíve heard rhythms that made me cough up phlegm from 20 years ago.
    Seeing the Art Ensemble of Chicago the same, and now Pharaoh Sanders, who means the most to me personally, the same. It meant a lot to me to be an anonymous point in a huge auditorium giving Pharoah Sanders a standing ovation. To be able to personally say thank you. Art Ensemble played better music but they deserved a standing ovation in an auditorium. It lacked the sense of occasion. And the giving of thanks. The big crowds. The wild applause. Among all my favourite musicians only Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield have that same level of deeply human beauty, that way of testifying to the beauty and goodness and grace of people. That faith in people that transcends to the religious. Sanders is within his body and rooted to the earth in a way Coltrane and Davis werenít. Their muses were not of this world but with Pharaoh itís always viscerally embodied sound and itís that extraordinary humanity that makes him an incomparably greater and more profound artist than, Ezra Pound, for example. They are human noises. The most sublime noises a human can make for sure, achingly impossibly beautiful noises, profound, wise noises, but always completely human.

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    1 Corinthians 13New International Version (NIV)

    13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

    13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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    ''to think, my lord, if you delight not in man what lenten entertainment the players shall receive from you''

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    It was a great gig which managed to overcome the limitations of the venue. Amazing to see Pharoah in the flesh and give thanks as Luka says.

    But very sad to see the man walking so slowly and sitting down so much. None of that mattered when he played though.

    For my money Charles Gayle was better a few days earlier at OTO. But less of an occasion, of course.

    Sorry I missed you Luka - hectic day and had to meet someone else.

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