Does Your House Have Lions?

"One day in the late sixties, I was on the phone with Rahsaan and mentioned to him that just that day I bought a house.
He responded by asking, "Does your house have lions?"
I said, "What?"
He said, "Lions, you know like in front of a museum or the post office. You know, concrete lions. My house has lions. Get a house with lions."

--Joel Dorn

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Rahsaan film to be screened in Australia

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/sound-of-redemption-the-frank-morgan-story-to-screen-as-part-of-melbourne-international-jazz-festival-20150515-gh2luy.html

Friday, April 17, 2015

"Now people say 'circular breathing' but that's not what it is...

....but I let people use that because that's what they say that it is and that's what they have in their minds. But it's something that I thought about as a kid, and by me thinking about it so much and after I went through so much to get to a certain point, it started to come to me. You see, that's why my direction is set. That is my direction. That is what I think I'm going to contribute to the music. It's a non-stop way of playing."

 --RRK, from his last recorded interview

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A beautiful note from facebook...

"Just heard about this film and this fb page. There's just so much to say about Rahsaan. So many folks have something to say about him... I think it's because he reached deep into everyone who listened. For me, every time I saw him play, or listened (I mean put on the head phones and dove into his brilliant offerings) I came out glowing. I came out feeling more and more like all of me was present. HE was so totally present in his music, in every note and phrase that it just lit me up from the inside. So many times I turned to his music when I was struggling within myself for a direction or for clarity, and there was Rahsaan so totally committed to his song, his vision, and his journey. I had a brief conversation with him once and it was all there in his words like it was there in his music. Such a generous vibe and such a ferocious, loving spirit. This was a truly unforgettable cat. Sending love, respect and gratitude."

--Tony Vacca (a performer & musician who left this nice note about Rah on facebook yesterday).