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was impressive to spend an hour with the "Big B." before being exposed
to his charismatic stage presence.
And instead of some regular 15 minutes
his patience had even lasted long enough to enable an excursion into the American
culture and lifestyle including what he calls a fake war down in Iraq.
B" has a reputation for being a little candid at times and "being gentle"
is a certainly not an image, that he seems to be striving for.
his kind of being critical, harsh, provocative and demanding is more like caring,
pushing or inspiring to make things better is possible.
And of course provocation
is a fine tool to combat one of his biggest enemies in life, boredom.
me a few weeks and I will be able to speak German..."
point in his career he seems to focus on the highest possible quality and not
just on avoiding boredom by spanning a range from classical music to Public Enemy,
Jazz, African and French Music and much much more provides him now with almost
unlimited options, solidly built on commitment to talent, learning and practice.
Marsalis had even sounded annoyed about himself when looking at not enough practice
at his younger age, though now playing with Symphonic Orchestras seems to provide
him with an additional push towards further musical refinement.
some serious knowledge in arts, history and most likely another variety of passions
he also seems to be very familiar with the NFL and American Football, where most
likely some deep Marsalis Saxophone might have been the better choice for Super
Bowl rather than just another MTV Jackson & Timberlake playback hype, which
had even been flat in comparison to some regular Lil`Kim, Foxy Brown or Beyoncè.
African Music & Super Bowl
N'Dour has emerged as his highly favored African musician and African drumming
is called very intriguing. Instead and despite all the love for American Football
the overall note on this mega event remains also slightly critical.
Interesting also his comment
on Graffiti and arts alongside BFBS Reggae DJ legend David Rodigan and ATP CEO
Branford Marsalis about education and going abroad.