Re: The Zen of Jazz.....
I should at this point mention that in drumming, the late, great Buddy Rich is the drumming equivalent of Morihei Ueshiba - and, Buddy was a Karate man too! Everyone should check out Buddy's videos. I saw him perform twice, and actually met the great man. What a genius!
Buddy could play things on the kit, that even today leave virtuoso players mesmerized!
So many links between jazz and "Zen".