The recorder as a Baroque instrument is not now and never has been of
interest to me. In fact the first time I had one in my hands was when I
investigated the box containing a rosewood recorder that had been left to
me by Morgan just before she passed.
It lay in a beautiful antique box with a shelf below and a double door on the
top, probably originally intended as a tabletop jewelry box. I opened it and
examined the recorder within. There was a plastic recorder in the bottom
section, and a very well-made rosewood instrument in the top, which had
the number "1960" stamped on each of the three parts -- I assumed this
was the year it was made or the manufacturer's model number. Complete text >>>
"I practiced with you live all weekend each time you were playing the flute. It was a wonderful pleasure to accompany you in those beautiful Spaces. My accompaniment was so in Flow with your improv, that I got the distinct impression that you could feel me playing with you, but we all know that's "impossible" because you had no way of hearing my guitar work.
"Another wonderful jam I had with you was a recorded broadcast of just the flute and some subtle jungle noises in the background. I believe we were in the key of C, so I just followed your groove and, when you stopped for a rest period, you consistently came back in on the same exact time signature I WAS KEEPING UP. You have a great sense of timing and I absolutely love this spiritual practice of Zen flute that you have made accessible to us all. Keep up the good work. I'm right there with you."
-- Shawn B., New Jersey
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