CJ Mirra's first physical release 'Timelapses'
R U ROMANTIC?
Night light UV scar overglow
Old hard-drive morning raids
Broken narrative reconstruction
Inter-city finds: NYC BRC LDN NTM
Field and thought and no thought
Never dance / dance / calm clam beats
Guttering candle-lit studio hours
Painted stories for the future
Buried treasure on the internet
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FIND THE IDENTITY OF THIS JAZZ MUSICIAN
We are trying to find the identity of the busker whose incredible story you can hear on ‘R U Romantic?’
I captured it on a platform somewhere in the New York Subway in Oct 2011 using a little handheld stereo mic and minidisk recorder. He was playing his saxophone when I got onto the platform and I sat down on a nearby bench waiting for the train. My covert recording setup was rolling and I sat and listened. He stopped and came over and sat to my right on the bench. We shared a polite ’hi’. A woman arrived and sat on my left and they struck up a conversation. I was still recording as he tells his life story as a jazz musician growing up in the 50’s and meeting Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson, going to Berklee in Boston, playing with Donnie Hathaway, Santana and Albert King. He says his name at the end but the incoming train was so loud I didn’t catch it (even after listening to it hundreds of times now) and the mic was up my sleeve and pointing away from them both, which is why it’s hard to hear everything they are saying.
Any idea who the busker is? Do you recognise his voice? Do you recognise any part of his story? Please email email@example.com
Thanks to Joe Hardy (EGB7), Badi Donoval, Ronika, Colour8
Mastered by Pete Fletcher
Artwork by CJ Mirra
Photos by G KOKO and CJ MIRRA
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