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Narada Michael Walden Interview : Mahavishnu Dec-73

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Issue 80 of Drummer Magazine
a UK Mag
Has Jack DeJohnette on the Cover
and Narada Michael Walden on the near top of the cover small photo.

Interview page 36

Section: Competing With Yourself:

"When Narada burst on the scene with
the Mahavishnu Orchestra at 21 years old,
many people saw him as filling the shoes of Billy Cobham.
But that's not how Narada saw it.

' I don't feel that I filled Billy Cobham's shoes.
In my mind, I could never compete with Billy Cobham:
no one can, so what I did was compete with myself.
My teacher , Sri Chinmoy taught me to compete
with myself, and that helped me so much because
then I was not trying to judge my performance.
We aren't the best judges of ourselves and the best
thing we can do is to just play and get out of the way.
Thats what I learn't and I needed that ,
because otherwise the ego and the mind would tell me,
'No way can I follow Billy Cobham' You know
you go there: you're human and you can be afraid'

From Interview with Brent Keefe, Drummer mag
©️ Oyster House Media Ltd."

Narada also talks of a New CD he has been working on with
guests Santana, Stevie Wonder and Sting.
he says he is hoping it will be released on CD this year.
Maybe he could try Asbtract Logix?





Narada Michael Walden  Interview : Mahavishnu  Dec-73 28950_1315126039251_1263715113_30740544_7704293_n

Narada Michael Waldens
DW Double Bass Drum kit.

With Flowers
something he has done since he started performing,
there is only one Narada,



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