Esta semana foram servidos pratos de caldeirada rica nos 5 continentes. O serviço de catering faz o que pode. Entre aulas, magníficas tardes de Outono, novos CDs de jazz, e muitas e boas pescarias de achigãs!
The heart is the first instrument that man became aware of, and I’m sure that’s how the drum came to be. It is as old as civilisation itself and if you look around you, you’ll realise that the whole world is based on rhythm. Randy Weston
As it turned out, Benny [Goodman] was scheduled to play at the same festival on a different night. Somehow he learned I'd [Milt Hinton] be out there and he called me. "I hear we're going to be playing at Concord next month," he said. "Listen, I'd like it if you would play for me." "Sure, Benny," I told him. “What's it like?" "How’s one fifty?" he answered. I was speechless for a couple of seconds. I was going out there for a thousand and transportation, and he was offering me one fifty. "Oh, Benny, for goodness' sake!". "Well, look, I want you to be happy. What do you want?" I thought for a moment, "Five hundred". He hung up. (in Hinton, Milt; Playing the changes)
"Now Charles [Mingus]," he [Duke] says, looking amused, putting Cartier links into the cuffs of his beautiful handmade shirt, "you could have forewarned me – you left me out of the act entirely! At least you could have let me cue in a few chords as you ran through that Nijinsky routine. I congratulate you on your performance, but why didn’t you and Juan [Tizol] inform me about the adagio you planned so that we could score it?
I must say I never saw a large man so agile – I never saw anybody make such tremendous leaps! The gambado over the piano carrying your bass was colossal. When you exited after that I thought 'That man’s really afraid of Juan’s knife and at the speed he’s going he’s probably home in bed by now'. But no, back you came through the same door with your bass still intact. For a moment I was hopeful you’d decided to sit down and play but instead you slashed Juan’s chair in two with a fire axe!
Really, Charles, that’s destructive. Everybody knows Juan has a knife but nobody ever took it seriously – he likes to pull it out and show it to people, you understand. So I’m afraid, Charles – I’ve never fired anybody – you’ll have to quit my band. I don’t need any new problems. Juan’s an old problem. I can cope with that, but you seem to have a whole bag of new tricks. I must ask you to be kind enough to give me your notice, Mingus." (in Mingus, Charles; Beneath the underdog)