重返哈林

Harlem Legacy: Back to St. Nick's Pub

 

 

當我相信音符 When I Believe in Notes 

by 徐崇育 Vincent Hsu

 

生活,是創造我們思想的中心

創造力,像是一棵我們需用愛灌溉的大樹

演奏音樂則是我們用來感受自己脈動的方式

 

我活著,或許我存在

我演奏,也許彈著那些源自古老音樂先人的音符

或是從反轉之塔傳來的憂傷樂音

 

當弓與弦交擊的那一刻,我們活著

當生命中了無詩意,我們掙扎著

願生命

如那栩栩動人的文字

如執著的花朵對生命的凝視

如微風般能吹散那些爵士樂中乏味無趣的歌曲

 

 

當我作曲時,靈魂朝我而來

 

 

爵士樂就像一首情詩

在字裡行間,擁有信念的愛著

用寫作,凝聚過去的情感與靈魂

 

Hampton Hawes 鋼琴的甜美觸鍵

Roy Eldridge 搖擺的爵士小號聲

Mingus、Monk和 Mary Lou

成為我的一部份

 

喚起那些充滿著切分音的性靈

用Duke 獨一無二的和聲、

Strayhorn 吟唱般的和弦進行式

為我的生活譜下樂曲

 

Cecil McBee 的人生哲學—

彈出反向的樂音

當你演奏時,別掛念我

要時時刻刻做自己,讓靈魂化為藝術       

 

如果你能畫出音樂

會產生什麼樣的聲響?

如果你能為情感著色

哪個顏色會成為你的咆哮旋律?

 

情感

無法創造革命

Ornette 的自由即興是否有極限?

為音樂,我們還有多少能犧牲?

 

音樂會回報你對它的愛嗎?

 

音符終究會成為回憶

化為過去直覺的一部分

創意為永恆

傳承終成為創意

 

當我相信音符

頻律能如詩般的產生對話

對話裡的音符 

成為我的發現

Life is the center of our thoughts.

Creativity is a tree we love with tenderness,

Playing music is a way to sense the pulse of our own.

 

I live, maybe I live

I play, maybe I play the notes from the musical ancestors,

the sorrow song from the inverted tower.

 

We live when the bow strikes.

We struggle when there is no poetry.

May we live like words can speak, flowers can gaze,

Wind can sweep away all the unfunny jazz tunes.

 

When I create, souls come to me.

 

Jazz is like a poem

Poem with love, notes with a purpose.

Writing is a way to gather emotion with souls from the past.

 

Hampton Hawes’ sweet tone,

Roy Eldridge’s swing trumpet,

Mingus, Monk, and Mary Lou

Make me do what I do.

 

Rise the syncopated spirits,

Harmonize my life with Duke’s voicing and

Strayhorn’s chanting progression.

 

Cecil McBee’s philosophy:

Play from the opposite.

When you play, don’t think of me

Be who you are, be the art of your soul.

 

If you can paint music,

What sound would it be?

If you can paint your emotion

What color is your bebop line?

 

Eeeeemotions

Can’t create revolution.

How free can Ornette be?

How much can we sacrifice?

 

Will music love you back?

 

Notes will become memories,

The intuition from the past.

Creativity becomes eternity,

Heritage becomes creativity.

 

When I believe in notes

Frequency can talk like poetry

Composition becomes my discovery.