Author: Rupert Oysler
Jelly is a master.Quite often becoming a master involves a process of addition: whereby more techniques, skills, qualities, experiences etc. are accumulated and added, enhancing the doer. A lot can be accomplished this way.Another way involves subtraction: whereby the work is still done, the materials and techniques learned, and rather than adding, they serve to subtract, or remove any blocks, difficulties, preferences etc. so that the material, the song, the music, the feeling — can emerge pure. Jelly’s not a harmonica player, but a human being, who witnesses what that means and enables that to breathe through this tiny instrument- bending, swooping, wistfully twisting, pausing and fluttering….all without a hint of pretense.