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Ruri Kippenbrock

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Tenugui mumbling Vol. 57 – Heavenly music Fred Hersch

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

My dear friend took me to the Village Vanguard last weekend for my pre-birthday surprise. New York is an amazing place, you can go to listen to great music anytime, just walk or jump on the subway.

I have never had a chance to listen to Jazz before I moved to New York. It was more than a shock to me when I?heard live Jazz for the first time here. Passion, emotions, improvising… you won’t hear exactly the same notes again, only once in your life, It’s Jazz…

I could not stop my tears when I listened to Fred Hersch’s CD for the first time. And now… Fred was playing his piano in front of me…. His sounds are so pure like a stream… or like whispers of wind… or beauty of life…

Life is very interesting and has many different forms, so does music. And?I believe that our meaning of life will leave something in this world, like his music. They?will stay forever in our hearts…

I would like to leave something in this world someday… But I am not sure what I can do….
maybe something with Tenugui?
I’ll think about it later…

- to be continued…

From: Ruri

Tenugui mumbling Vol.33 – Happy Mother’s Day from New York

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Home is where your Mom is...

Home is where your Mom is...

New York is a very interesting city, and especially during holiday season. I did not see much holiday spirit during Thanks Giving and Christmas here, but it was everywhere on Mother’s day!
I went to the Bronx this Mother’s day to visit a nursing home. My friends Jan and Jon played afternoon Jazz there and took me to their little concert. Jan Leder is my favorite flute player and she has been playing in many places over 30-years. All the audience, young and old enjoyed their beautiful afternoon swing. Pure and warming sounds of her flute and Jon’s lively piano gathered together, and sent joy of sounds to all. Someday, I would like to do workshops there and share joy and smile with my tenugui… like their music.
On the way to the Bronx, and back to Manhattan…. I saw many people holding flower bouquets or balloons, more than any other holiday time. My dear friend said that;
“Everybody has a mother no matter what where you come from.”
New York…. people came from many different countries and background. Yes, you are right, my dear friend. We all have mothers!

I have two mothers – my mama in Tokyo and my mom in Texas. I am sorry that I could not visit you both…, but you are always in my heart. Home is where your Mom is…

My mama

My mama

my mom

My mom

Happy Mother’s Day, Mama and Mom with love….

- to be continued…

From: Ruri