[ by Charles Cameron — two of my heroes, one old, one new today ]
I had the privilege of seeing Shankar one time, I think it was at Occidental College — an evening with an undoubted genius:
Shankar‘s playing — in the above video, as he was that evening — a double violin, its twin necks allowing him to play drone as well as melody synchronously. Brilliant.
I suspect it was Ken Cowan who alerted me to Shankar and took me to that concert.
New to me today, thanks to Bill Benzon and Bryan Alexander, is Japanese jazz composer pianist Hiromi Uehara:
What friends I have! And what terrific creatives we have among us today!