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

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).