Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

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.

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.

Bridge Band

March 30, 2016
Bridge Band

Bridge Band

Bridge Band

Bridge Band

I found this jazz band playing on Charles Bridge.

They are good.

No surprise then their CD selling like hot cakes.

We had a chat.

I suggested they put their music on bandcamp.

Bandcamp would also be a better way to sell their CD, than as they are doing at present through a poorly designed website.

Jan Křtitel Novák, the singer, author of lyrics, is the founder of the band, which came into existence soon after the Velvet Revolution (1989) with the intent to play at Charles Bridge.

Jazz No Problem

March 27, 2016
Jazz No Problem

Jazz No Problem

Jazz No Problem were one of several excellent musicians I found playing in the street.

Jazz No Problem can be found in Old Prague in various locations.

The shops and the sheds may be selling tourist crap, but one can find good music on the street.

Instead of buying tourist tat, support live music.

I bought both their CDs.

We had a chat.

I suggested they post their music on bandcamp, have a sign saying they are on bandcamp. Then when people find them on the street, they can spread the word to their friends, and on bandcamp, apart from making their music available, they can list where they can be found on the street and at what time.

Always a risk, buying off the street, what will the quality be like?

No worries, The Moonglow an excellent recording.

Different to on the street, piano, percussion.

Let us hope these guys get their music up onto bandcamp.

In the meantime, if you see them in Prague, pick up a few CDs.

Concierto de jazz en Teatro Timanfaya

February 27, 2015
concierto de jazz en Teatro Timanfaya

concierto de jazz en Teatro Timanfaya

Dusan Anastasijevich

Dusan Anastasijevich

Excellent concert with Dusan Anastasijevich.

I am no fan of jazz, I find boring, but this was anything but boring.

A long piece, form of a sonata, improvisation. Influence of Scriven, jazz, snippets of Autumn Leaves, then variants of.

Followed by two shorter pieces. Followed by honky tonk encore.

Enchanting.

Wonderful sounding piano played by a very talented pianist.

More’s the pity only an hour as over all too soon.

Also a pity not recorded live, then mixed, mastered and uploaded to bandcamp. Could be a series of recordings, En Vivo en Teatro Timanfaya, shared 50:50 with artist and Teatro Timanfaya.

La Plata

November 30, 2014
La Plata

La Plata

La Plata featuring Nidia Gongora from the album Quantic – La Plata feat. Nidia Gongora by Quantic.

Colombian jazz-rock-salsa-reggae fusion.

Summertime

November 4, 2014

Brings tears to the eyes, Annie Lennox live performance of Gershwin classic Summertime from her latest album Nostalgia.

George Gershwin wrote Summertime for the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

Summertime is possibly an adaptation of the African-American spiritual Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.

I Put A Spell On You

November 3, 2014

Annie Lennox live spine-chilling performance of Nina Simone classic I Put A Spell On You from her latest album Nostalgia.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (1929-2000) wrote I Put A Spell On You in 1956.

Diana Krall Live in Rio

October 7, 2014

Conserto de Diana Krall ao vivo no Rio de Janeiro.