Most Intimate

April 20, 2018

 

For Lorin Roche

 

 The piano solo in this  tune is a sweet demonstration of the Buddhist expression, "Not knowing is the  most intimate." In the studio, John R. Burr recorded a perfect solo right off the bat, but I was after something more interesting than perfection, so I

asked him to do it again, this time using only one finger. A pianist usually plays with ten fingers. By limiting John to just one, I invited in that which we normally try to keep out: awkwardness, tentativeness, not-knowing...

 

John's a master musician. By this I mean that he has found ways to relax into not-knowing. This is audible in his one-finger solo at 1:20 here:

  

 

 

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