AGM Mind Map
All my students should be studying this rehearsal of Ornette Coleman. When I met drummer Ed Blackwell in New Orleans, and sat in with him at Lu and Charlie's back in the 70's, I was just beginning to understand the important idea of "letting go of methods" when playing with other musicians. Very powerful concepts here! Cue this video around 12:40 for Ornette's concept explained. And later on at around 15:30, speaking of trying to lose the traditional bass and drum as background function, Ornette says at 17:20, "If you cut loose the method we'll have stone presence!"
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Our school is housed in the historic RBC Bank building in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, to which we have devoted the last 3 years updating and preserving, adding to historical community values. This beautifully understated 1906 building is one of the first Royal Banks of Canada (RBC) in Nova Scotia. The building was designed as one of the last commissions of J.C. Dumaresq Dumaresq legacy. DuMaresq was also the principal designer of the famous Dingle Tower in Halifax, NS, historically significant among many other of DuMaresq's architecturally significant buildings. Everybody in the area knows it as "the Old Bank." Besides being a wonderful space to look at, we find that it is also acoustically magnificent. We continually receive compliments and congratulations that we are restoring it and making it available to the community. For historians and the public interest, we have copies of the original blueprints onsite.
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