I'm fine - thank you for asking! :^)
Too much to do so I haven't been on here that much lately, but after the weekend it will be a little bit more quiet here and I will try and catch up with all my friends and pages etc.etc.
Hope life is treating you nicely!!?
Love and hugs
great Rubiano ! And it is never too late and i am sure you know the stories of great artists that started late. Aside from that it is the "joy of creating" tha counts at any level and for someone that has a job like yourself it is great "therapy" also. Keep going and i would love to see the painting. Glenn
Hello Gerard, We are very excited to hear of the TRIBUTE TO STAN GETZ jazz event you are about to organize next summer, and now we read you have a new jazz event on Oct 30th !!! You are a very busy man. ((o: We look forward to watching any videos that you will be kind enough to record. It sounds like you have your work cut out for you. But when you love music as you do, it is not so much work. We listened to your video of Autumn Leaves, and thought, this man really loves to play his horn. If you lived around NY Lou would be glad to tutor you on playing the sax. Sorry to hear you cut four tendons in an military accident. Hopefully the sax playing will strengthen your fingers in time and act as as therapy for you. The best advice to give is to practice as much as possible. Like Stan I would practice up to 8 hours a day. You will see,....You and your horn will become as one! Best of luck with all your musical endeavors, and keep us posted my friend. - Lou and Eva
Ciao Gerard,avant tous Bravo pour ton gout on sax,molto molto bene!!!
Pour le Tribute je suis très heureuse de cette event pour l'etè et je croix serà magnifique d'etre labat avec vous pour jouer du jazz tous ensemble.De toutes facon il faut que tu parle avec Livio car c'est lui qui pense a notre concerts.Je peux te dire deja que pour moi serà un honneur d'etre at the tribute.Merci Gerard,bravo encore et...LOVE STAN...forever.
Gracias por tu comentario. Habia estado muy ocupado con mis padres aqui en Los Angeles, pero ya reinicio mis actividades y queria cominicarme nuevamente contigo. Como hago para escuchar tus improvisaciones musicales ? Estoy seguro que lo haces muy bien aunque digas que eres un principiante. Me dijiste que tienes raices Colombianas y que hablas espanol, por esta razon te escribo en espanol. Con mucho gusto te hare comentarios tan pronto escuche tu musica..
Hi Gerard,je serais très content et honorè de parteciper au Tribute,j'espère de te voir avant.Nous jouons èncore a la OSTERIA DES ARTISTES in Bussana vecchia le Samedì 14 novembre.Si tu viens porte avec toi ton sax et on joue quelques chose ensemble.J'espère de te voir.Anyway i write you the days we play around Sanremo at the next mail.Ciao e grazie...bonne musique a toi.
Sorry for responding this late, but I haven't been visiting for a while.
The concert next year is sounding great. We'll talk some more about it later.
Love that you're doing this.
Hope your ok and that life is smiling.
Love and hugs
I all cool with everything and it is family and friends that make my days bearable,these days. That concert next year you are putting together sounds great,hope all that works out well..and Thanks You..
I hope you are well.
The last photos are from new rare videos on the INA website... Did you see my last blog entry (Stan on French TV) ? The INA publishes many TV shows from the 50s, 60s, 70s, ... directed and/or produced by Jean-Christophe Averty, Henri Renaud, André Francis, ... It's fantastic...
A bientôt. Portes-toi bien.
Hi Gerard, Thought you might enjoy this video. Linsey Pollak drills out a carrot and turns it into a clarinet and plays it. He swings with the best of them too. On the night of his big concert his wife accidently chopped up the carrot clarinet and put it in the soup she was cooking for diner that night. hahaha! - Lou
Rubiano, I can thank you enough for that post card it really is very special to me. I posted many of my jazz portraits and I hope one or more you can use for your work, I posted them so everyone not only can view but to use as they want. I holding my own right know, slower and must concentrate very hard on all I do now....but overall I think I some time left to enjoy life and all it's glory's still..sorry it took a while to get back to you just I only can do so much this days..Thanks oubler je ne puis our friendship..Rick
Gerard, thanks for asking me to be your friend, of course I accept and hope that you will be mine, also. Unfortunately. I no longer live in Italy although I still regard it as my home. I also spent some time in France, when I left the army, mainly Marseilles and St. Raphael, which I enjoyed very much. I'll send the photo tomorrow. By coincidence, I do have a bottle of Limoncello, so will toast you when I open it on Christmas Day. My best regards for now, Derek, known as (Del)
Of course Derek, I am very happy to be your friend !
Saint-Raphaël is not so far from where I am living most of the time, I am living in Beausoleil near Monaco , so as we are quite close, may be we could meet us in a very short time !? Why not !
In wich speciality were you in the army before ? I made some good visits in U.K in many good military museum, the level of the British Army is very hight ! I made some good jumps with the parachute regiment!
So, hope to see you soon ! I will add many others portraits I've done about Jazz artists!
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