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CHARLES_DOROTHY_CATHERINE_DAKOTA_30JUNE2015Dorothy Darr + Charles Lloyd + Catherine L. Johnson, me!,
in the Dakota’s Green Room
@ Lowell Pickett’s “Living Room” (affectionately named by Charles) aka The Dakota.

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Michele Jansen, dear friend and station manager of KBEM/88.5 FM
and my dear brother/vascular surgeon were with me the first night!
The next night was shared with  friends Peter, visual artist, and Lars-Eric Larson, drummer
– their FIRST experience/witnessing of  Charles’ sonics as traveling white light.

 

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Define kindness.
Dorothy + Charles.
Define the warmth of an open heart.
Dorothy + Charles.
Define the delight of being with dear individuals that define the majesty, song and sweetness of humanity.
Dorothy + Charles
Define the visceral and palpable love/intimacy between two lovers whose internal oceans create a hymn.
Dorothy + Charles.
Define gratitude, amazing grace, affinity, resonance and a blue moon of  the synergistic sublime.
When I first experienced + met Charles and Master Billy Higgins at Lowell’s former “living room” waaaay over a decade ago.
And, then I met the remarkable + ethereal  Dorothy.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/catherine-l-johnson-joy-sacred-birds-charles-lloydbilly-higgins-free-birds-free/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/monsters-of-subtlety-and-oceans-of-the-heart-charles-lloyd-and-billy-higgins/ 

 

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Define the  translation of sacred, sublime beauty.
Charles Lloyd’s sonics.
Define an adventure, a flight through a night sky and the luminosity of  morning’s dawn.
Charles Lloyd’s sonics.
Define the continuous  rushing waters of an unseen river.
Charles  Lloyd’s  sonics.
Define breathing the fragrance  of a communion of beauty that is both a wilderness and a child’s wonder.
Charles Lloyd’s sonics.
Define the healing  balm of art and my choice of sonics in the OR.
Charles Lloyd’s sonics.
Define the capacity to intuit the creative genius of other musicians,
and when performing together calls out the divinity within each musician.
Charles Lloyd’s ensemble of astounding musicians.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/i-breathe-it-is-the-way-i-breathe-charles-lloyd-interviews-ornette-coleman-interview/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/charles-lloyd-charles-lloyd-new-quartet-jason-moranreuben-rogerseric-harland-village-vanguard-15-march-2015-radical-empathy-nyt-nate-chinen-charles-lloyd-nea-jazz-master-charle/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/fyi-improvisation-the-automatic-message-instinct-art-gallery-charles-lloydbilly-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/charles-lloyd-75th-birthday15-march-the-ides-of-march-2013-music-is-a-healing-force-temple-of-dendur-the-met-jason-moraneric-harlandreuben-rogers-gr8-joy/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/the-dakota-11-march-2013-charles-lloyd-with-eric-harland-reuben-rogers-the-sky-trio-and-special-guest-gerald-clayton-pure-music-no-boxes-revelations/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/sonic-artists-create-music-not-music-boxes/

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HEAVENINMYMOUTH_2012_DOROTHYDARR_CHARLESLLOYD_30JUNE2015_CATHERINELJOHNSON

My offering to Charles and Dorothy: an original painting  HEAVENINMYMOUTH  2012
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/heaveninmymouth-0

 

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CHARLESLLOYD_LOWELLPICKETT_JULIANBOND_30JUNE2015

Charles’ presence was further heightened by the poignant presence of  the first light hurricane lamp of civil rights activist,
Julian Bond, with his wife Pam.
It was beautiful to have the radiant presence of these two revolutionary souls, two men, at once,
-constellations of breaking through to new vistas of symphonic harmonics of humanity,
together-one on stage and the other receiving.
Both messengers of the beyond and spiraling toward.
Lowell as the conduit.
I spoke to Julian Bond and he reminisced knowing my relatives Harris and Clare ( Emmy Lou) Wofford.
Harris worked closely with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as his civil rights attorney.
Mr. Bond told me to continue to press forward with my work- which many times addresses social justice issues.

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/selma-bloody-sunday-50th-anniversary-2015-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-s-speech-how-long-not-long-harris-wofford-what-i-saw-at-selma-today-my-dear-friends-presence-as-a-fami/

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Julian Bond 

Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman and Civil Rights Leader

14 January 1940 – 15 August 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/17/us/julian-bond-former-naacp-chairman-and-civil-rights-leader-dies-at-75.html?_r=0
http://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2015/08/16/julian-bond-legacy-new-leaders-stepping/31817851/
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/reactions-to-bonds-passing-come-from-region-nation/nnLCf/

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Thank you to Andrea Canter, Jazz Police photographer, to capture our reunion without a flash!
We beamed any way!

 

 

 

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE