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All Don Shirley's music and recordings
on January 26, 2000
That Don Shirley's music has not reached more people is both our and Dr. Shirley's tragedy. The man is a true Master of many musical forms. He brings to mind, among other artists, the great architects who design from their very hearts as well as their minds, and construct their work with infinite understanding and care for the composers' intentions *and* the Human Spirit, deep into every nook and corner of the structure. Don Shirley designs and constructs his music very much as Frank Lloyd Wright created what he called "Organic" spaces, where every element serves the "user" and literally en-lightens their lives. Don Shirley is such a unique artist that his relative absence from the Jazz and American Music (his term for his work) scene is one of the great mysteries of our culture. If you have read this far, please try just one of his recordings, *any* Don Shirley recording. You will experience an astounding artist reach deep into your spirit and fill you with bright, powerful, enchanting magic. You will be grateful, appreciative, and find yourself in the midst of a wonderful discovery.