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

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