To begin a conversation on the energy of improvisation,
I have to preface the whole thing by saying, there is
no freedom like expressing yourself from an energetic space.
Well, what the hell does that mean? Right.
So, as I explore the wonder of sound, vibration
and frequency, I've discovered that it all boils down to
pretty much the same thing...energy.
I become more and more aware how this alternate path
from Jazz to sound healing is as natural as breathing for me.
The feeling or energy of improvisation is like taking
a running jump off of a cliff and flying on currents
of sound that flow through me....
gliding up and down, flying in formation,
pulling away to fly solo and falling
and rising slowly to land effortlessly (if all goes well)
on the ground. Only to begin again on a different current.
This freedom of musical expression is based in some part
on the structure of sound and then it is released into trust.
Trust that you'll know what needs to be heard, felt,
perceived in that moment.
- Will the sound of these vocal improvisations
- Will it change lives?
- Will it bring peace?
- Will it explain the unexplained to those
- Will it open a door that had been locked shut
- Will it release the soul from created hell?
I only know that when the song is done something
has changed, shifted, moved....
When I began playing with sound. Self-created sound,
tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls and energy
with my hands and body. The method or instinct
was very similar to when I jazz improvise.
There is an awareness of energy around each body.
A kind of swirling and whirling of geometry,
not unlike the fractions and form in musical notation.
I don't see with my physical eyes.
I see with my energy eyes.
My inner vision, if you will.
There is much trust involved. Like jumping off the cliff
in improvisation, I jump into the space,
the electromagnetic field (the energy field surrounding
each one of us) of my client and I be the sound or
ask for the sound that is required to heal.
Before I begin with any client I ask them what
they'd like to receive from there session.
Much like I ask each song what it's trying to say or be.
Every person knows where they are stuck or
where they need healing. From this space,
from this energy that vibrates in their universe
I can access the frequency that will shift and
create the change or begin to create the change
the person is seeking.
Pretty cool huh?
I can only say, experience it to find out for yourself.
Or attend one of my jazz concerts and take the
running jump off the cliff into the whirling swirling
wonder of space and freedom with me.