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A Trumpet Player in Kathmandu (The Runner, Part 4 of 4)

  05/16/11 06:37, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: ashram, charlie parker, coltrane, fiction, jazz, kathmandu, miles davis, music, paul bourgeois, trumpet
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois India gained independence in 1947, a triumph of passive resistance, the same year Pete Seeger published “We Shall Overcome.” And in 1989, when I was in the Banwasi Seva Ashram, “We Shall… more »

A Trumpet Player in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Jam, Part 3 of 4)

  05/09/11 03:48, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: charlie parker, coltrane, fiction, jazz, kathmandu, miles davis, music, paul bourgeois, trumpet
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois (In the previous episode the main character had searched for Joe Townsend, the mysterious trumpet player in Kathmandu, but in the end it is Joe who finds him.) I looked at the old man, Joe Townsend, standing between… more »

A Trumpet Player in Kathmandu (Hide and Seek, Part 2 of 4)

  05/02/11 03:25, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: charlie parker, coltrane, fiction, jazz, kathmandu, miles davis, music, paul bourgeois, trumpet
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois (In the previous episode the main character had passed out drunk in a jazz club in Nepal and then had been sent home by the mysterious trumpet player.) I woke with my head pounding, the vague memory of the trumpet… more »

A Trumpet Player in Kathmandu (Part 1 of 4)

  04/25/11 01:09, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: charlie parker, coltrane, fiction, jazz, kathmandu, miles davis, music, paul bourgeois
Musical Musings with Paul Bourgeois Kathmandu lies in a valley in the Himalayas. From the city, you can see Everest and K2 in the distance, the Monkey Temple in the foothills. But I had not come for the hiking and had not left the city. I thought I… more »

Bebopping at Midnight

  03/15/10 00:08, by , Categories: Welcome, Monday Morning Musical Musings, Paul Bourgeois , Tags: april fool, be-bop, coltrane, dexter gordon, herbie hancock, jazz, round midnight, thelonius monk, tunings, war
By Paul Bourgeois I was born in 1964, at Midnight on April 31st, and I grew up on my mother’s record collection.  I remember listening to Paul Whiteman’s orchestration with Gershwin on piano, cover all blues and modern art, a copy of the… more »
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