Ginsberg-Cherry-Rowan – Buddhism in Song

 

[Don Cherry]

 
[Peter Rowan]

[Allen Ginsberg]

Don Cherry at Naropa in August of 1976. We featured him yesterday, we thought to include him again today, alongside Peter Rowan (who we’ve previously featured here) in a discussion (and performance) of Buddhism–in-song.  Audio for the occasion is here

Allen begins with a couple of his songs (Gospel Noble Truths and Guru Blues), beginning first with some spontaneous improvisations on the Prajnaparamita, Heart Sutra
 
Transcription follows.   
 
AG: ….Do you know “Gate gate, para gate, parasam gate, bodhi svaha”  – so I just made up one verse last night when … Read More