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Author Archives: Rafael Otto

Jazz Was Born (spoken word)

Jazz was born in the backwater swamps of America’s bottomland, in the depth of dark nights amid humid enclaves of soul and torture, of blues and oppressed minds, of lies … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Libra (with audio)

“Libra” – a deep, dark story over a meditative groove. Music by Aluja. Chorus The arc of the moral universe is long but at times it can be hard to … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Fifth (with audio)

White wall tires roll over desert stones as monsoon clouds push the sky with a slow, swirling dance. Silent against the blue, turbulent through the wind, he feels the cigarette … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Visible Now

Gray skies and rain, a light wind, and the cold breath of fall coming through the trees as I stepped into the bus shelter and put my umbrella on the … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Timeless (audio release)

Verse 1 C Infinite because I see infinitely Gather light years between my fingertips quickly Many lives thrive underneath the sunrise and as I open up my eyes I feel … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Derek Rieth: friend, teacher, brilliant musician

This recording is of Derek’s Go Gringo Go ensemble from September 17, 2004. I was honored to perform with him that night, am grateful for the time we had together, … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

We in the World

A samba reggae tune I wrote inspired by the power of music, the drum, and the potential for living true lives: At times we are looking for distance Sometimes distance … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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