VLOG 1 // Sumida Jazz Festival

Topics covered: leave early to the gig, Sumida Jazz Festival, Dennis Lambert’s music, wearing sunscreen, connecting to an audience, improvisation, conversing through music, listening, leaving space, observing the stream before entering. Dennis Lambert (piano), Ricky Sweum (saxophone), Mark Tourian (bass),… (READ MORE)


Vipassana and Jazz

By Ricky Sweum The recent completion of the 10 day Vispassana Meditation course as taught by S. N. Goenka has had a profound effect on my mind. It is a simple technique that contains the potential to free the practitioner… (READ MORE)


String Theory

By CICILY JANUS, Published: November 11, 2009 at All About Jazz [read at AllAboutJazz.com] The fog has lifted off of the coast of Seattle with the rise of Origin Records. As the fisherman of jazz today, they’ve cast their nets… (READ MORE)

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