Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Some Kenny Garrett videos..

Here are some Youtube vids of my saxophone inspiration.. Enjoy!

1) 2 Down 1 Across - part 1

2) 2 Down 1 Across - part 2

3) Marcus Miller - Run For Cover (somehow Kenny kicks ass in MM's band, or any band he plays in! Ahahah...)

4) Kenny's solo in MJ's "Human Nature" in Miles Davis Live in Paris

More coming...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

All Blues (almost)

Backstage at a Maria Schneider concert.. bunch of fellas messing 'round.. FUNNY! A HAha..

Weaver of Dreams - Sonny Rollins

Nice trio work by one of the greatest (and living) sax legends - Sonny Rollins. Enjoy...

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Just got back from the Jazz Latino gig at Bangkok Jazz.

First off, I want to say THANKS to those who came and watched the show. We really hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed playing the music for you.

Anyway, it's my first public cum club gig after a three week lay-off. I didn't have any gigs during the first three weeks of the puasa month, so it was a good break for me from working, and to some extent, from music (or at least the performance aspect of it). As much fun and exciting performing is, after a certain time (especially after a long busy season), my head gets really saturated, and I get tired mentally real quickly. It's quite hard to get inspired musically when I get into that stage. I even get bored of my own playing. So this break is something I look forward to.

So after all of that, the last two nights was rather exciting and refreshing for me. I found myself much more focused - or rather, able to focus better - in my playing, and my ideas come out rather nicely. Execution also feels easier. Feels fresh to play. I actually get to enjoy playing!

I'm looking forward to these next few weeks, I've already got gigs lined up almost every weekend (possibly EVERY weekend!). So, do keep posted with the Upcoming Performance section on the right panel of my blog. I do hope to be able to see some of you guys there.

On the US front...

Well, some of you are wondering, "Why the heck is Julian still in KL?". *Sigh* For some strange reason, the way the Americans work in the school is so slow, it's not funny! (Sorry Ken.. hahah!). The last time I called the school, they still have not got my application reviewed by the music school! Argh. I really have to call them to chase the program director to forward my application to the graduate admissions office! Argh!

Anyway, I just wanted to write something here. I guess it's been quite a while since I last did, for real. So here I am!

Later.. have a good weekend, y'all!