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{12/12/2008}   Careless love…

Daca n-ati mai plans de fericire de mult… I have the secret 😀
O cheama Madeleine Peyroux, e hipersensibila si-si distruge singura concertele de timiditate (nu are curaj sa se uite la public). Da ce voce, Doamne… Multi zic ca e Billie Holiday a anilor 2000…

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
You’ve fly though my head like wine
You’ve wrecked the life
Of many a poor girl
And you nearly spoiled this life of mine

Love, oh love, oh careless love
In your clutches of desire
You’ve made me break a many true vow
Then you set my very soul on fire

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
All my happiness I left
Cause you’ve filled my heart with weary old blues
Now I’m walkin’ talkin’ to myself

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
Trusted you now it’s too late
You’ve made me throw my old friend down
That’s why I sing this song of hate

Love, oh love, oh careless love,
Night and day I weep and moan
You brought the wrong man into this life of mine
For my sins till judgement I’ll atone


{12/12/2008}   Jazzurile mele preferate

La cerera publicului, cateva din preferatele mele in jazz (pentru moment,pentru ca inca descopar si mai am cateva tone de ascultat)

Sa incepem cu cantaretele:
Dinah Washington, din care s-a inspirat mult Amy Winehouse…
Teach me tonight
si varianta lui Amy (ce mega-voce are, Doamne… pacat de ea)

Putin Sarah Vaughan cu All the things you are

Putin scat de Ella in Lullaby of Birdland

Si varianta mea preferata de Summertime tot cu Ella, in care orchestra canta originalu de Gershwin (cred, da’ cam asa suna).

Si fiindca jazz fara saxofonisti nu exista 🙂

Jordu cu Max Roach (care e baterist de fapt…)

Invitation, Coltrane, cantat de Dinah aici (n-am rezistat 🙂 ). Si mai am Nature boy de Coltrane cantat de Natalie Cole si preluat si de Massive Attack cu David Bowie 🙂

Deasfinado – Stan Getz (deja plang aici), care mai are si One note samba si The girl from Ipanema (si uite asa intram si-n jazzu sud american)

Si da, ca tot l-am facut anu trecut Freddie Hubbard (I love this).

Si niste pian:

Keith Jarret (primul album, Belonging, preferatul meu)
Keith Karret – Spiral Dance
Keith Jarret – As long as you’re living yours
Keith Jarret – The Windup

Eugene Maslov – Nardis

Oscar Peterson – Witchcraft
Oscar Peterson – All of me

Si All of mevarianta vocala a lui Billie Holiday (pe care o ador, pe ea, pe Billie).

On green dolphin street de Miles cu Bill Evans la pian

Si McCoy Tyner (preferatul meu, pianistul lui Coltrane) cu o piesa de Monk – rabdare pana la 01:55 cand inepe solou. Si daca tot suntem la McCoy, sa punem si My Favourite Things al lui Coltrane…

Un mic Herbie Hancock cu Cantaloupe Island (in caz ca va intrebati de unde vine hitul celor de la … cum ii chema…?). Eeeh multe vin din jazz…

Dar sa nu uitam Dave Brubeck Quartet si Take five 🙂
Si niste Horace Silver 😀


{09/01/2008}   Bobby McFerrin

Did I tell you that Bobby McFerrin is a genius?
I remember the days when I thought he was only the guy who sang „Don’t worry, be happy”, and that was it… And that he was a funny guy making music with his face, beard, throat, fingers … well, with everything… After this weekend, he became one of my heroes.

Who is Bobby McFerrin? Hm, well first of all… The son of the late operatic baritone Robert McFerrin, who was the first African American to be a regular with New York’s Metropolitan Opera… Not a bad genealogy I could say. That explains the huge four octaves vocal range he has, and the fast swithing between his normal range and the falsetto (which helps him to play both the voice and the accompanying „instruments”).

What else does he do? He is also capable of throat singing, that is producing a two-or three-part chord of notes from one voice. Hm… and now I learn that he launched the first solo vocal jazz album recorded with no accompaniment or overdubbing… (The Voice).

In addition to his vocal performing career, Mr. McFerrin had a second day-job as the creative chair of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (the only US fully professional chamber orchestra). And he makes regular tours as a guest conductor for other symphony orchestras in Us and Canada, including the San Francisco Symphony, the New York Philharmonic (the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States), the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic and many others.
His concert appearances are apparently funny mixtures of classical pieces with his vocal improvisations, often with participation from the audience!!! (that’s something we’ve never seen in a philarmonics). „For example, his concerts often end with McFerrin conducting the orchestra in an a capella rendition, in which the orchestra members sing their musical parts in McFerrin’s vocal style, instead of playing their parts on their instruments… or he plays the accompanying instruments, while the orchestra plays the voicing…

Here he is improvising on Bach…

Yeah, and he worked occasionally with monsters like… Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd and DeJohnette…

He won just ten Grammys… for the best jazz performance…

et cetera