Posts Tagged ‘music’

Bartek Dabrowski

April 6, 2017

I came across Bartek Dabrowski playing in the High Street, just through The Stonebow.

I had seen him late morning setting up, as I walked past him on my way up the High Street, up The Strait, up Steep Hill, to Lincoln Castle, through the Castle to The Lawn, cappuccino at Makushi on my way back down.

He was exceptional.

I had a chat, bought a couple of CDS.

I suggested he be on bandcamp.

He asked where he should play, as he was new to the area.

I suggested walk to the top of Steep Hill and play in the square where it was quieter and people were more likely to linger and listen and where earlier, I had found a classical guitarist playing.

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.

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.

Flamenco Puro

November 23, 2016

March last year at a fiesta, Festa de San Xosé, in Santigo de Compostela I saw incredible flamenco.

Flamenco Puro at Teatro Timanfaya en Puerto de la Cruz had a very hard act to follow.

Flamenco Puro succeeded.  They were not better, they were different.

Well done Monica, theatre director, for once again putting on an excellent show.

Contrary to the name, this was not pure flamenco, more a musical performance. But then maybe flamenca is more than dance.

Started with a lone guitarist, followed by a singer, followed by another singer. They then provided the backing for the dancers who came on next.

Thrilling dancing, including stunning solo performances.

Dance went beyond classical flamenco. Was this modern flamenco?

Tonight was an extra performance.  Thursday night will be last night.

Near to Christmas there will be special performance.  Maybe February next year, a new season.

Riverside

October 24, 2016

Haunting piano and vocals, Riverside from Philharmonics by  Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel.

Sunday in Brighton, I picked up Citizen of Glass from resident.

A speculative purchase but I trust the good taste of the owner of this excellent indie record shop in North Laine.

Musicians in the street

October 16, 2016
improvisation

improvisation

Saturday afternoon, excellent musicians improvising in the street with The Acropolis as  a backdrop.

I suggested they record and place on bandcamp.

Live music at Bikini Bar and Restaurant

October 8, 2016

Andreas

Andreas

Andreas, amazing guitarist, playing at Bikini Beach Bar and Restaurant Saturday night. 

Note: Yes, I know picture needs orientating. 

Basingstoke Silver Band

August 27, 2016
Basingstoke Silver Band

Basingstoke Silver Band

Passing through Aldershot on the way to Farnham, a brass band in the bandstand in Princess Gardens, Basingstoke Silver Band.

An elderly gent and a couple of others.

I felt sorry for the brass band, having come all the way from Basingstoke.

Does no one understand publicity?