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Jazz Deepens Bond Between New Orleans Father and Daughter 2020-07-3018255

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Im Steve Masakowski and Im a jazz guitar player, composer educator from New Orleans Louisiana.
我是Steve Masakowski,我是来自路易斯安那州新奥尔良市的爵士吉他手、作曲教育者。
Well, our household was full of music.
嗯,我们家充满了音乐。
For sure, my wife is a classically trained pianist.
当然,我妻子是受过正规训练的钢琴家。
And we actually met when she was going to Loyola University and she was studying music there.
我们是在她去洛约拉大学学习音乐时认识的。
And I had been playing at a jazz club called Tylers at the time playing with Ellis Marsalis.
当时我在泰勒爵士俱乐部和Ellis Marsalis一起演奏。
My name is Sasha Masakowski.
我叫Sasha Masakowski。
I am a singer, jazz musician here in New Orleans in Louisiana.
是路易斯安那州新奥尔良的歌手、爵士音乐家。
So my earliest memories would be watching my father perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with his band the Asheville Project.
我最早的记忆就是看着父亲和他的乐队“阿什维尔计划”(the Asheville Project)在新奥尔良爵士与传统音乐节上表演。
Hes played with everybody.
他和每个人都合作演奏过。
Hes so well versed and hes you know renowned all over the world because of that.
他非常精通,你知道,因为这一点,他在世界各地都享有盛名。
I didnt really want to push my kids into music and my wife either.
我也不想把我的孩子和我的妻子都推到音乐界去。
I wanted them to experience the joy of music without being pressured into it and I think thats what happened.
我希望他们在没有压力的情况下体验音乐的乐趣,我想这就是事实。
I think what I love about jazz is the freedom that you have to really find your own voice.
我认为我喜欢爵士乐的自由,你必须真正找到自己的声音。
Playing music together with my dad,
和我爸爸一起演奏音乐,
he used to sit me down at the piano and I was a little girl,
他曾让我坐在钢琴前,我还是个小女孩,
and teach me ear training and try to teach me how to improvise while he played guitar.
教我耳朵训练,试着教我在他弹吉他的时候如何即兴发挥。
Oh, were you there? How were you about, one?
哦,你还在听吗?来一曲怎么样?
I think I was like a freshman in high school and there was a boy who was like a junior or senior and I had a crush on him.
我想我是在高中一年级的时候,有个高年级的男孩,我喜欢上了他。
I thought he looked like Justin Timberlake.
我觉得他长得像Justin Timberlake。
I remember he came up to me and he grabbed my hands,
我记得他走过来抓住我的手,
and he said, "Oh, my Gosh,you have your dads hands!"
他说,“哦,我的天哪,你有你爸爸的才能!”
Because he was this total music nerd and I was like, "No,my dads actually kind of cool and like."
他是个彻头彻尾的音乐呆子,我说,“是的,我爸爸非常酷。”
You know, I can use this to my advantage.
你知道,我可以利用这个来占便宜。
I mean one of the most memorable things for me was our first gig that we ever did.
我的意思是,对我来说最难忘的事情之一是我们做过的第一次演出。
Do you remember where it was?
你还记得它在哪里吗?
It was like…I thought…
好像……我想想…
Play together and sometimes we tour together.
一起玩耍,有时我们一起巡演。
Well go to Europe and its a wonderful experience to be able to play with you kids.
我们会去欧洲,能和你们这些孩子们一起玩是一种很棒的体验。
Working with my dad is, I mean,hes very like the boss, you know,
和我爸爸一起工作,我是说,他就像老板一样,你知道,
and so and sometimes he makes that known before rehearsing something,
所以有时候他在排练之前就会告诉大家,
and you know, Im on my cell phone whatever checking a text message or something and I mean hell stop at me,
你知道,我在用手机看短信什么的,他会停在我面前,
but he didnt get off your phone, you know.
但他并没有让你放下手机。
Shes a really great composer and a lyricist, a really great lyricist.
她是一个非常棒的作曲者和词作者,一个非常棒的词作者。
In fact I asked her to write, you know, lyrics to some of my compositions,
事实上,我让她给我的一些作品写歌词,
and she always comes out with just brilliant lyrics.
而且她总是能写出精彩的歌词。
And then also the fact that shes a great solo artist.
还有她是个很棒的独唱艺术家。
I think I want my dad to know that Im just so so so deeply grateful for him in my life,
我想让我的父亲知道,我对他出现在我的生命中深怀感激,
both as a musician that I can play with a mentor but also just as a father.
作为一个音乐家,我可以和导师一起演奏,也可以像一个父亲一样。
I mean hes one of the most kind and generous loving people Ive ever known, you know,
我的意思是他是我所认识的最善良、最慷慨的有爱心的人之一,你知道,
and totally selfless and I think hes taught me a lot about…
他非常无私,我认为他教会了我很多……
what it means to have like,just a really strong person in your life,
拥有这样的感觉意味着什么,生活中有一个真正坚强的人意味着什么
who was there for you no matter what...
不管发生什么都会在你身边的人
Whats my dad like as a person…he is super super super super smart and like can do anything himself.
我爸爸是个什么样的人……他超级超级超级聪明,他自己可以做任何事。
I already put the water…
我已经倒水了……
Because he can just fix my car, you know, or do anything in the house:the plumbing, the electricity…
他可以修我的车,你知道,或者在家里做任何事:管道、电力……
Fathers Day is, I guess, its special to me now,
我想,父亲节现在对我来说很特别了,
because when I see my kids grown and pursuing their own careers,
因为当我看到我的孩子长大成人,追求自己的事业时,
its really amazing, it makes me very very proud.
这真的很棒,让我非常非常自豪。
I think, like I say, we all have our own separate careers,
我想,就像我说的,我们都有各自的职业,
but we get together, you know, as a family,
但是我们聚在一起,就是一个家庭,
and we tend to find common ground in New Orleans music or original compositions and things like that.
我们倾向于在新奥尔良的音乐或原创作品中找到共同点,诸如此类的东西。

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