Truth be told, "BETTER THAN HOLLYWOOD " Series`24 N0.1 introductions
I just mix a wonderful show from 2/9/2010
Live from the Terrace Lounge because it shows bugalu's teaching of education in motion, bugalu played with the very wonderful Joel Newton guitar and Lew Scott bass these guys play with deep soul and deep swing I love it!
Joel Newton guitar is a new friend for me I’ve known Joel Newton for about four years now
And every time we play it just gets better he’s not afraid to use the full spectrum of sound on his guitar armed with great wisdom of the cords and the space that he is in, His inter play with the drums is second to non he uses colors of sound as he paints a canvas of sound mixed with the timing of the drums he just full of surprises moment to moment and big fun, to play with
Lew Scott bass I’ve known Lew Scott for about 10 years now Lew Scott is what I call a perfect bass player steady in the way that he plays a groove he also has a very deep understanding of the cords and the roots that are in the cords so playing with both Joel Newton and Lew Scott and of course my drums makes for a very exciting show a must see show,
so sit back and enjoy the show from 2/9/2010
Mr.Steve Habib wrote:
"Truth Be Told",BETTER THAN HOLYWOOD,SERIES 24 #'s 1, 2, 3, and 4:
I would like to make note here about the amazing quality of audio and video imaging that exists as MASTERS ANDREW GREENEY, KASAI RIDICK and CREW have put it together in such a way that all those intricate sounds coming from the drums,guitar,bass and piano can be heard as if you were sitting right in the center of the bandstand. I have not mentioned much about this in the past but it is now time to give special notice to the FINE WORK that is being done in the sound and video arena here. When Compassionate Sound is finally constructed and ready to take on clients, it will be a STATE of THE ART," BETTER THAN HOLLYWOOD" facility.
The 4 tunes recorded and documented here clearly show each player at their finest. Every song has a remarkable, detailed glimpse of MASTER Marvin Bu Ga Lu Smith's light,wind-like touch that many drummers do not have. His sound is so full and rich and his effortless playing comes about because of the INNER ENERGY being released from the inside. He actually has the ability to show his inner self through his dancing like body movements, movements of JOY and PEACE. Because of Marvin's LOVE of HUMANITY and his concerns for peoples' happiness, his musical sounds transfer to each players inner being. The result is the music you're hearing tonight on SERIES 24, 1,2,3 and 4.
Joel Newton is such a harmonic and percussive player that you become captured within each cluster of notes as he NEVER PLAYS "OVER THE LISTENER'S HEAD". He considers everyone in the room starting with his fellow musicians. The inter-change between Joel and Lew Scott is so natural. Lew Scott is a very considerate player and a true SERVANT OF THE MUSIC. I performed with him for years in Hugh Brodie's Cosmic Ensemble. I can tell you first hand how rooted he is in the chords and mapping out the foundation of every song. No matter how far out a player wants to travel, Lew is always there to guide the listener back to THE ROOTS. I am truly moved by the great videography that has been taking place here and the co-ordination with the audio. SYNCOPATION is the key to the music tonight and the visuals and audio are syncopated right along,actually in the center of it all helping to bring the music much closer to the listener. WOW! These videos have truly become GREAT TEACHING TOOLS for the followers of Marvin's web site. If you haven't been there go check it out or on facebook put in ... See More
The clusters of sound blend together through the evening and are so groovey and harmonic that while listening to these tracks all I did was dance around the room with joy and happiness. They made me feel so up. They helped me realize how precious each moment of our life is and that each bar of music is so unique like each snow-flake that fell during the storm and each individual making up the music. Mr. Vernon Byron is a new guy on the scene here and after hearing him participate I enjoyed his playing and sensitivity.
Marvin continues to motivate each player with his extremely heart-felt drumming and his PRESENCE in the room. The players want to serve each other and Marvin has a special way of getting inside each person's soul and has the gift of being able to feel the person's inner.
Being around Marvin and having a life-long friend relationship with him for over 40 years, I can truly say how ANGELIC and REAL A PERSON HE IS. Marv would give someone the SHIRT OFF HIS BACK IF THEY WERE COLD OR THE LAST DOLLAR IN HIS POCKET IF THEY NEEDED FOOD OR SHELTER. THE ONLY THINGS MARVIN BU GA LU SMITH LOOKS FOR IN RETURN IS YOUR HAPPINESS,PEACE,JOY AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
I love all of you so very much and thank you for allowing me to write about this evening's concert.
Marvin bugalu smith drums
Joel Newton guitar
Lew Scott bass
Vernon Byron piano
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