I love jazz music but more
importantly I love to play jazz guitar. I enjoy the physicality
needed to create the music : the touch of my fingers on the string
and the ebony fingerboard, the movement of my arched hand along
the neck, my fingers instinctively falling into various complex
positions, the incessant exploration of new chords and formulaic
musical patterns in a solo improvisation.
I enjoy the sensation of having
the instrument rest against my chest and of the resulting vibrations
of notes filtered through the guitar. Performing on the guitar takes
me deep within myself in "the interior life" as some have called
it, a place of silence, a place of sacredness, a place where we
get a glimpse of our true image and of the interconnectedness of
I guess this phenomenon exists
in all acts of creation when they are explored with the deepest
integrity, sincerity and reverence.