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{06/23/2009}   Jam session

Ultimul jam session cu cei de la scoala, inclusiv cu profii.


{01/12/2009}   Un film pe viata

Da, nu unu pe luna, nu unu pe saptamana… unu care cred ca o sa ramana unu pentru toata viata mea. Un documentar despre Michel Petrucciani, un „micut” enorm pianist. Pe care agentul lui in culca in valize cand calatoreau in turnee pentru ca era mai ieftin… O poveste cu multi muzicieni, cu tehnicieni de Steinway… si un om care a stiut sa viseze mult mai sus de el insusi…

{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 😀


{09/21/2008}   Jazz BDs

I found a guy who’s doing jazz scetches, cartoons and book illustrations. He’s called
He has done books on Monk, Bud Powell and jazz players and singers. It must be quite cool…
I ordered 5 books.

Né à Auderghem en 1940, Louis Joos est un personnage hors du commun. Un être probablement aussi singulier que son œuvre. Si le Bruxellois posa les bases de sa formation à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, il fut toujours rebuté par les études. „

Quant aux thèmes évoqués, ” ils relèvent souvent de la réalisation de soi face aux difficultés. Des problèmes rencontrés par quelques marginaux obligés de se conformer à ce qu’attend d’eux la société. Il s’agit d’une recherche d’équilibre entre liberté et rigueur. Mes personnages sont curieux et inquiets. Ce qui les intéresse les effraie… „

„Charly Parker avait réalisé un travail considérable pour sortir de sa condition et créer son univers musical. Je voulais faire de même, dans mon domaine.

Voilà l’articlesur ses livres:

Et le boutique:

Just met the piano jazz teacher today. We realized some important stuff together:

1. We (we the students) have a problem with hands independence. That comes from the rough classical school style where they tought us to decypher and learn by heart hands separatelly and then put them together. So in the brain there must be like to separate „lines”, one for the left, one for the right. This causes bass accompanying issues. I for example cannot keep the bass line with my left while I improvize, or canot fill in some chords just like that… I need to concentrate first.

  • Play music sheets with both hands at the same time. From the beginning.
  • Play bass lines on the left at the beginning (when there is no bass next to us. THis can be helpful for example during nass solos)
  • Place chords between solo lines

2. Chords progression. I don’t know how to pass from one to another…
Solution: don’t know yet. To work.

3. Jazz phrases. The little formulas that we hear all the time in almost all pieces we listen to.
Solution: play some accessible pianists who master them brilliantly, but are still not so complicated to decypher.
For example: Horace Silver, which apparently was not a virtuoso, but a very good composer. He has some nice tunes that are not so complicated for the „human” ear. Another one, Bud Powell, phrases are accessible, but … rapid! So, I should get hold of me and work speed and control aswell. Then he told us to listen a bit to Andy Laverne, very interesting for the way he reharmonizes standards …

That was quite it for the moment. So I’ve decided to work some Horace Silver first and then… I’ll see what’s next.

et cetera