Archive for the ‘music’ Category

The Great Correction

March 7, 2017

The Great Correction, wonderful song and imagery from Eliza Gilkyson.

From her album Beautiful World.

She needs to release on bandcamp, not all the wrong sites that are owned and controlled by Big Business

Special thanks to 

Blockadia are the flash points, where paramilitary forces are used against protesters defending the commons. 

 

My Way

January 3, 2017

Robbie Williams performed live in London to see in the New Year.

A poor lacklustre mediocre performance.

Not a patch on Frank Sinatra classic live at Royal Albert Hall where he had edge.

Satomi Morimoto

December 31, 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting Satomi Morimoto a couple of weeks ago.

I saw her at Teatro Timanfaya where she played jazz with ST Fusion, then a couple of days later when in a classical trio  OpenART Ensemble she played music from the film Amelie and the modern tango of Astor Piazzolla.

She is an amazing jazz and classical pianist, and has an incredible voice.

Film is at her house, then centre of La Laguna.

Dorian

December 31, 2016

Berlin Live sessions, Dorian performed by Agnes Obel (piano),  with Anne Müller (cello) and Mika Posen (viola), from her album Aventine.

All I Want for Christmas is You

December 25, 2016

Christmas song from Jewelia.

Hallelujah

December 24, 2016

Kaylee with Killard House Special School choir singing Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah.

Kaylee has difficulty communicating with people, and yet, she can sing.

Kaylee Rodgers has autism and ADHD, but has been growing in confidence with every performance after starting to sing at the age of three.

Incredible voice and performance of Hallelujah.

Brings tears to the eyes.

Jeremy Corbyn for Christmas No 1

December 18, 2016

No airplay on Radio 1.

Does anyone actually listen to the commercial crap on Radio 1?

Perverse to say the least to not only release but promote on tax-dodging iTunes and Amazon. Even worse to release on spotify. Lack of joined up thinking by those around Jeremy Corbyn.

Pleased therefore to finally see joined up thinking and a song being promoted on bandcamp.
Why on earth was it released, let alone promoted, on tax-dodging iTunes or Amazon? Even worse on spotify which screws artists?
Sell 1500 songs on iTunes to make minimum wage.  1.2 million plays on spotify.
Spotify operates facebook model, theft and abuse of personal data.
On bandcamp, artists get the data, bandcamp only takes a small cut. Can easily be shared. High quality audio. Can listen to entire tracks and albums. Can set minimum price, pay more than the asking price.

 

Vida Loca

December 17, 2016

Vida Loca performed by Satomi Morimoto and Virginia Guantanamera in concert at Entre2.

Satomi Morimoto is an amazing jazz and classical pianist and an opera singer.

I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of weeks ago and attending two of her concerts.

Augusto Báez Trio

December 2, 2016

Augusto Báez Trio en concierto en Teatro Timanfaya en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife.

I am no great fan of jazz, I find all sounds tbe same.  But having said that, I have enjoyed jazz at Bambi Apartments and at Abaco, where some great musicians have played.

Tonight was beyond boring, it eas awful.  It was mush that all sounded the same.

When David Gilmour plays, one can at least tell what he is playing.  Not though tonight.

The sound quality was poor, as was the sound balance. It is not often a guitar drowns out the bass. It is usually the other way around.

A grave disappoint compared with ST Fusion of last week.

ST Fusion en concierto en Teatro Timanfaya

November 25, 2016

It is not often one finds a Japanese jazz pianist and vocalist in a jazz quartet.

Adding to the line up guys on bass and guitar and percussion.

Very avante gard.

Highlight was Japanese pianist Satomi Morimoto on  piano and vocals with her own compositions.

Concert was part of Atlantic Jazz-Lab season at Teatro Timanfaya.

I was reminded of Canterbury Scene in the early  1970s.

Several albums on sale not only by ST Fusion but also by members of the quartet.

I picked up a copy of ST Fusion 3, which Satomi Morimoto kindly signed.

It is important they also release on bandcamp.