- First Newsletter
- Local Club in Shenzhen and Music:
a singer from Shanghai, COCO, with a very good piano player and electric bass
Newsletter Toastmasters Club, Business and Hong Kong Music
My review was “your music sounded like
water pouring out of a glass. It was real
jazz not boring jazz where everything
sounds the same.” They introduced me
as a world-class
Hong Kong Clubs and HS Music Well, It was an exciting evening because we
played some nice jazz and we got to know
each other a little better musically. I also
found my way back to Shenzhen a lot easier
which was a big plus for me.
No News is Good News - Awake
Buddha doesn’t talk he said everything.
What is Jazz?
I was asked the question what is jazz to me. Well, here it is. First it has to
do with the rhythm section playing at a high level.
CCETI Degrees (World Wide Educational System)
China, or Shenzhen, is very confused now because they want
talent but they do not want to pay for it.
Newsletter Hotel Music Managers
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson is in the news again. Does anyone ever talk about music? You read the reviews in the paper it is all
about record sales.
Newsletter The Ego, Support Jazz or Creative People
The comment was
I am now playing egoless music. What a
great comment and idea this is. In the Holiday Season when
it is the time of giving to others it is the time for egoless music. However, this is very seldom the case egoless
New Years Letter Art Music Shenzhen Symphony
seems the commercial world has such power over people that to talk about art
music is such a joke.
10th Mico's Letter about Jazz in China 2004 News
I saw your website and I I totally agree with your mostly
opinions about Mr. Chinese Night Club Owner and jazz situation in China.
Feb. 2004 Bach and Today's Music
J. S. Bach the premiere composer of all time. His b minor mass is suppose to be his all
time work of art. I was listening to it
today or several times in this past week for I have been arranging and
composing music this last month for a couple of cds I am working on for
publication here in China. I am
reflecting on what is music and where should it be going?
March 2004 Modern Musical Recordings, Bach Standard,
And the sound quality of real musicians is
real; not phony or a make believe sound without any natural overtones like we
have with computer music. But I perform live with my creations so you get some
of the real effect of real music.
http://greghenrywaters.com/mp3/indexmp3.html Look for music I recorded
March 15 2004 NY, HK, and Shenzhen Culture
I am a creative artist living in a world
that only reproduces mostly music that is commercial. I think China which as separated it-self from the world for many
years has not helped it stay pure and grow as a culture especially here in
2004 Paul Litrenta Culture New Friends
New York is a city divided by many cultures and not
always supportive of one another is my point. He was a person of character and
culture. It is too bad that we have so few people with this level of
character in our world. He did not drink or smoke.
April Part II Notes from Steve / Orwell on Art 1984
I wonder how many of those NY clubs are for real. I heard some good music the
last time I was in Chicago, but wasted my time by first going to some
"famous" ("famous" is "famous" word in China. Everything here is either "famous" or
"delicious" or "beautiful" when, unfortunately
featuring interview with Greg Henry Waters Greg Henry Waters is an American who studied music from the age of 7 and
is now in his sixties. He spent over 50 years on creating and performing
music. He has lived in Canada (six years) (Mexico 3 Years) (New York City
23 years) and Shen Zhen now for one year.
American Chamber of Commerce
and Letter from Catherine
I would like to throw a few words at you and they are: Pop
Art, Culture, Fine Art, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Modern,
Modern Jazz, Main
Stream Jazz, Society Music, Broadway
Fine Art, The Dead ,Musical Creation, Record Producers
They worshiped Garcia and watched him kill
himself with drugs. I have watched a few
of my friends die to with their addiction to drugs.
19th Hotel Work, Standards in Music,
To bribe or not to bribe is the question
I believe if China wants to have an international city in Shenzhen this
working permit for entertainers has to be less complicated. I have been
waiting or trying seven months to start work and still it is being delayed
this time by the hotel. The agent I was working through exactly lived in
the States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
20th Celebration of the New Sheraton Five
Star Hotel in Shenzhen
The opening of the New Five Star Sheraton Hotel in Shenzhen will be
soon. This was the day to sign the
contract for all the business partners and I am celebrating with them with a greetings of good wishes. March 24, 2004, Shenzhen
21st Listening to Music what are we doing?
have listened to a Gospel Choir with very fine soloist, Wagners Ring and some
vocal music from the 40s on a tune called Only a Paper Moon. Now, how can we make sense out of all of this
is my question? I have been and still am studying music to see what it is made
22nd A Performance and Comments May 4 to
"He likes pure music that is the creation of music
and it is not just for commerce, but for the music itself.
23rd A World Event, Where is the monitor?, Cafe Music
This last year I have been working on performing by
myself with cds I have created. So, now
I am like a solo piano player who does not need any musician to perform. I can perform solo. This is really great and I am getting better
at creating the kind of music I want to create rather then to have accepted
others people versions of songs.
24th An e-mail from John Your work takes
efforts and talent
I agree with you that labor and gain should supplement
each other. Your work takes efforts and talent, benefits the society and
musicians like you with good moral character nowadays are hard to find.
25th About My Music and John's
I really like what
John said that my music is non-violent and peaceful. So much I hear of videos and rock music is of
violence, sex, and aggressive behavior.
Music is a mental force given to us for our benefit. It is up to us to decide what to do with it
or how to use it.
26th Letter from Harold A Kid Who
Plays an Instrument, stays out of trouble!
Thank you for sending your news letter and for sharing your feelings , frustrations,
and ideas about creating and making music in this chaotic world we find
As a recently retired 83 year old bass player that has been playing professionally
since I was 16 years old
27th Shenzhen and Western Culture The
To: Jeff asked me a question what are my plans? This is my answer!
Well, this last year just
has been a learning experience dealing with government, organizations and
private business. All seem to create
more problems than solving problems. Shenzhen is a city that is so new they
have no culture or cultural organizations with a long history or professional
groups that support the arts other than the symphony and they give very few
28th Letters from Woody and Greg -
Blues Hip-hop and more
You hit the nail on the head. It is hard to talk about music
without someone getting upset about something or giving an opinion that no one
cares about or is simply so far away from the original statement it has nothing
to do with the original question.
28 - Part II Net Talk, Who is
the best player?
I tell you at least the computer doesn't argue with me about the tempo or the
Greg, a lot would depend on your gear. Some bass synths sound exactly like that
- a synthesizer. To me, that's almost as much of a turnoff as drum programs.
- 29 - Greg Henry Waters Introduction to his 19 CDSThese 86 songs I recorded are a reflection on my
popular or jazz music life in New York City and how I developed as a musical
artist. (23 years in New York City, 6 in Toronto and 2 1/2 in Chicago. New York
of course had the biggest impact on my career were Toronto and Chicago were
just an introduction to music.
- 30 August 2004 is here so soon! Hi
everyone, can you believe two weeks has past us all ready and we are into
August. I had an interesting two weeks
though: rehearsals, teaching, recording, record distribution, performance,
website designing, picture taking, negotiations, club dinner, and music
- 31 Greg Henry Waters
Chinese Latin Jazz CD The basic premise for this music is contentment and
happiness. For folk music is the product
of the people and their lives. Jazz is a
music that came out of the mixing of cultures in New
Orleans and moved up to
- 32 Newspaper Article in Chinese from
the Southern Metropolitan Daily, Shenzhen, China August 14, 2004 Written
in Chinese about my life in music and my CD's I created here in Shenzhen.
- 33 Pop Music Rules even at the Olympics by
Greg Henry Waters I was really impressed with
the opening the games it was really nice but then as usual I started to listen
to the music. And again Pop Rules and I
was wondering what happened to the majestic manner with superior ability
surpassing all others in scope and effect.
- 34 Robbin Williams Speaks Out on USA Current
Events, Greg Returns to New York to Live,
The Games:American people look like they are
getting tired of the world and want to retreat back into isolationism. Having now lived in three
other countries outside of the
USA I believe that some of these opinions
are valid. Three Responses from this letter.
Yogananda writings about music and its divine presents
The Sama Veda contains the worlds earliest writings on musical science. In
India, music, painting, and the drama are considered divine arts. Brahma,
Vishnu, and Shiva, the Eternal Trinity, were the first musicians
Back in New York Letter September 2004 -
much has happened in the last month moving back to New York City. I cannot
tell you all about it because it is too personal. But with 9/11 here in New
York and the memorial service, cleaning the apartment, arranging my life again
here. Trying to find some friends has been kind of trying, but I am home and
happy to be here.
37 Election 2004, Presidential -
Ever since I left graduate school (1966) the American government has made me
somewhat emotionally sick with their behavior both in public and in private.
You see, because most of the decisions made in our government are half truths
or some political action group forcing the President to make decisions that
are important to the particular action group and not loyal to the nation.
Same article in Chinese from the Shenzhen Sunshine
News, PRC PDF File not html file.
- 39 Welcome to the New Year January 5, 2005
NewsLetter; the state of music in 2005 with reviews from seven readers.
- 40 January 2005 Newletter Topic: Finding real
music and other info.
There is an underground of quality people and
products in the world. However we have to look for them and educate ourselves
to enjoy them.