From RF's latest diary entry, May 24th, 2020:
The Fall From Musical Grace…
April 1961: my first beat group – The Ravens. I have sixty-three years of learning how good/great players manage to get in their own way, and the way of others, in group work that aspires to creativity. Now, with sufficient distance in time to notice the consequences and repercussions on the lives of players, of their decisions and choices made years ago. Some of these choices were “consciously” made, some a series of inevitable outcomes from Blind Spot (where we are unknowing of our most fundamental, directing imperative).
So, a practical question: How do we get to know our out-of-sight Primary Drivers?
Practical Answer Number One: We begin by Doing Nothing.
In time, we begin to know the distance between who-we-are and what-we-are, and find a place to operate within that space.
Practical Answer Number Two: we ask someone who can see us.