Music, London, Georgina, Kurt Elling and WDR


Lake Simcoe, Georgina – Ontario, Canada – and tourism.

Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Gautier Capuçon and Valery Gergiev – Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations, and Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante. Or a video album of mine about operas, orchestras and symphonies.

Sibeliu, Prokofiev and the WDR Symphonieorkester. Vilde Frang, Thomas Søndergård and the WDR Symphonieorkester Köln – Sibelius, Violin Concerto and three Humoresques, and Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1.

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Another playlist of mine with the shore, remembering, coal and diamonds.

14.01.10 Fiona Talkington is presenting the programme Late Junction on BBC Radio 3 till 1 am of Friday, January 15. On Monday, January 18, instead, Jez Nelson will present a session by saxophonist Mark Lockheart and his ‘In Deep’ quintet. Tags or categories are available in this blog about Jez Nelson, Twitter or something else and… please vote too.

04.12.09 Jazz on 3 by BBC Radio 3 will broadcast a concert by the Helge Lien trio on Monday, December 7, at 11.15pm. The musicians played at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club for the London Jazz Festival.

– London’s Oxford Circus, You Tube and The Guardian

– Twitter, the presenter Jezz Nelson and the programme Jazz on 3. You may vote this trio below.

Soho, Cheltenham and tourism. Visit London and Soho. Cheltenham Music and Jazz Festivals and tourism. Would you choose Soho, London or Cheltenham below for a survey of mine?

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13.11.09 – Sonny Rollins. Will you be at the London Jazz Festival? And will you be at the opening night at the Barbican on Friday 13 November? There should be the well-known Sonny Rollins and also Kurt Elling, Natalie Merchant and Sheila Jordan, which I do not know and which you may vote for my blog below. You could add some interpretations of them to the list…

– Sheila Jordan and Steve Kuhn

John Scofield. Also today, Friday 13 November, John Scofield at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and, at 7.45 and 9.30pm, Astillero – who are they? – at the Purcell Room. They should be a Buenos Aires’ new tango group.

– John Scofield director, Rock Follies, Russel T. Davies, Howard Schuman and soft-porn musical.

Last, but not least, a question. I read a text about this festival and I wondered what “tickets are flying out the door” means. I looked up this expression in my dictionary, but no answer.

Elling – November 14. Kurt Elling will be this evening, Saturday November 14, at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, at 10.30pm with Dedicated To You. The Music of Coltrane and Hartman. I know who John Coltrane is, but Hartman?!

Puente. Dear Londoners or citizens who live near London, would you like to win two pairs of free tickets for a concert by the jazzist Omar Puente? He will play on Tuesday 17 November at Jazz Cafe in Camden and you should answer this question:

What is the name of Omar Puente’s debut solo album,

being launched at Jazz Cafe during the Jazz Festival?

This is the e-mail to send your answer and full contact details to – and only by 10 am on Monday 9 November.

10.09.09 – Bill Frisell. I do not know a lot about Bill Frisell, but has he known Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston for many years, are they good friends and do they trust each other? They will be on September 10th at the Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut… And on Saturday, September 12, the Bill Frisell’s Disfarmer Project with Greg Leisz, Eyvind Kang and Viktor Kraus will be in Urbana. At the University of Illinois at the Krannert Center for the W2W Guitar Festival.

08.08.09 Bill Frisell Trio, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen will be on Saturday August 8 at the Hoxeyville Music Festival in Hoxeyville, Milwaukee. At 5.30 pm…

02.08.09 – Frisell, jazz and… Will you be in Atlanta on August 2 at 6:30 pm at the concert of Bill Frisell? He will play at the “National Black Arts Festival” with films that should be curated by the so-called Pan African Film Festival… There should also be a discussion with Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer Russell Gunn.

Texas and… I would also ask you what do you think of the music couple Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz… How were their concerts? They should have taken place at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas; at the Canal Street Tavern in Dayton, Ohio; at The 5 Spot in Atlanta, GA; at the Square Room Knoxville, Tennessee; at the Grey Eagle Music Hall in Asheville and at the Student Union Great Hall of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, both in North Carolina…

12.06.09 Do you know the vocal ensemble “Stile antico”? They will be on tour in the USA from Friday June, 12. This time their first concert in America will be in Boston at the Emmanuel Church (15 Newbury St) for the Boston Early Music Festival. Tickets will cost from 22 to  56 dollars, if you would like to go, and… will I write about other concerts of this group?

14.06.09 Oh, yes… On Sunday, June 14, they will be at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme for the Connecticut Early Music Festival at 6 pm. The next programmed concert will then find place on June 26 at 8 pm…

The Observer. Surely they were reviewed by The Observer, one of the most known British Sunday papers, and I heard their interpretation of “Ego Flos Campi” by Clemens non Papa and I was quite impressed…  Their third album is Song of Songs, published by Harmonia mundi, and their other CDs are Heavenly Harmonies and Music for Compline. And…

Trovesi. It almost starts with Claudio Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” – the composition by the famous musician lived between the 16th and 17th centuries – with the “Toccata”,  and then goes on later with “Ah, fors’è lui che l’anima” and “È Piquillo, un bel gagliardo”, extracted from Verdi’s “La traviata”.

Music flower. “Profumo di Violetta” by the very famous Italian jazzist Gianluigi Trovesi focuses on the Italian opera and takes its name first of all from the important protagonist of “La traviata”, but also – without a capital letter – from the flower, the violet (in fact it may be very like to the meaning “Scent of violet”). The work also includes “Il cavallo scalpita” from Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana”, “Stizzoso, mio stizzoso” from Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “La serva padrona”, “Largo al factotum” from Gioacchino Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” and an excerpt inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca”. Gianluigi Trovesi plays this album with a large North-Italian wind orchestra – about 60 musicians of the  “Filarmonica Mousiké” – that may be named a “banda” in his mother tongue and includes percussion players.

The Independent on “Profumo di Violetta” (the album from the point of view of the British nespaper)

The Orfeo by Monteverdi (I hope there is no mistake)

–  La Traviata (no mistake again)

– Gianluigi Trovesi  in a photo


Steve Oliver (“High Noon”)

Najee and Lomon Andrews (“Fallin’ in love with you”)

Cannonball Adderley (“Mercy Mercy Mercy”) – I hope the contents of the linked blog are correct…

Wynton Marsalis – “The Razor Rim” from his album “He and She”

12.07.09 – Wynton Marsalis. On Sunday July 12 Wynton Marsalis will play in Rotterdam at the “Northsea Jazz Festival” in the Amazon Hall at 6:45 and 8:45 pm. From 8:30 pm the Mc Coy Tiner Trio will play with Bill Frisell, Gary Bartz and John Scofield. Mariza will sing at 10:15 pm – a quarter before Steve Winwood and later than the John Zorn Cobra – with Chuco Valdéz and Tito Paris and John Patitucci will be with Roy Haynes and David Kikoski.

On the program there are also Jamie Cullum at 6 ‘o clock in the evening and Seal at 7:30 pm or the John Scofield Piety Street Band at 5:45 pm and Hiromi and Akiko Yano at 10 pm. Time also for Uri Caine at 7.15 pm and Bill Frisell at 9:30 pm.

Ramsey Lewis (“The In Crowd”)

Gene Dunlap (“It’s Just The Way I Feel”)

Monty Alexander – a video clip of “Banana Boat

Phil Mason’s New Orleans All-Stars

– Patricia Barber and Obama (both in French and in English)

David Friesen

Bud Shank, passed this April 2, 2009, and the obituaries for him in the New York Times (maybe three dogs named Andante, Allegro and Rubato, and the Los Angeles Jazz Institute) and the Guardian (camouflaged emotions, devoiusness of method, the underpinning of a “superb” technique on saxophone and flute, and honing a style).

John Scofield will play in Norway at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival on Thursday July 2.

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Wednesday December 10, 2008

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2011 – or MMXI – and New Year’s Day Concert in Vienna with Radetzky March


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How was your 2010? And how would you like your 2011 – or MMXI – to be? And have you liked the Radetzky March in Vienna? If you like it or my blog, I hope to add a video in the next days.

01.01.10 The top 150 wedding songs of this year.

Vienna and 2009. How was your 2009? And, dear British readers – did you like the New Year’s Day Concert from Vienna on BBC Two and Radio 3 or will you see it on BBC Four at 7 pm? I got to know about UK Tv listings from the Observer and there is also the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on ITV 1 from 4:50 pm to 6:40 pm. And what about, dear Americans, Great Performances and PBS’ broadcasting?

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29.12.08 Here’s 2008 according to the Guardian and the Observer (technology games, people, music, films, food) and The Independent (world news, UK news, arts and entertainment, deaths and sport).

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Monday December 29, 2008

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David Byrne, Leona Lewis, Cardiff, Huey Lewis & The News and the USA


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The Tipton County Museum in Tennessee, and maybe enjoying Hartford, both in the United States. For Tennessee and Hartford please see below. Michigan and tourism, visiting Florida and a photo of Harvard Square, in Cambridge, Massachusets.

David Byrne, his album Here Lies Love and Santigold track “Please Don’t”.

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Leona Lewis and Cardiff. A photo at the Cardiff Arena in the UK.

22.01.10 – Glasgow. The presenter Mary Ann Kennedy will be at the Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scotland, this night. At 11:15 pm for BBC Radio 3’s programme World on 3.

29.11.09 Huey Lewis & The News, photos and a long list of songs like “Heart and Soul”, “If This Is It”, “The Heart of Rock & Roll”,  “The Power of Love” “Back in Time”, “It’s  Allright”,  “I Want a New Drug”,  “Who you gonna’ call, Ghostbusters!” and  “Workin’ for a Livin’”. And here a video of them at abc’s JImmy Kimmel Live singing and playing Doing It All For My Baby or another one of Some Of My Lies Are True.

07.09.09 – Springsteen, Tenneessee, Tampa and Florida. Do you think Springsteen has sold more than 1.5 million concert tickets this year? Don’t you? Will you be on Thursday, September 10, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Sommett Center? And on Saturday, September 12, in Tampa, Florida, at the Ford Amphitheatre?

22.08.09 Bruce Springsteen will sing on Tuesday, August 25th, at the Saratoga Springs, in Saratoga, State of New York. The place? At the Performing Arts Center… What do you think of the ‘Workin’ On a Dream’ tour? Satisfied?

18.08.09 – Springsteen and Massachusets. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band in Massachusets, at Mansfield, on Saturday 22 August at the Comcast Center.

He will be there also on August 23.

19.08.09 – Hartford. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band will be on Wednesday, August 19, at Hartford – in the USA, Connecticut – at the Comcast Theater. The concert will begin at 8.14 pm and… any interest at listening to “Working On A Dream”, “Ghost of Tom Joad”, “The Promised Land” and “The Rising” or “Born to Run”?

Photos – “Queen of the Supermarket” and Springsteen’s new album. You may listen to the songs from “Working On A Dream”, Bruce Springsteen’s new album, in his website. Among the titles you may also read words like “Queen of the Supermarket” (who will she be?), “Kingdom of Days”, “Surprise Surprise” and “The Last Carnival”. As for the result, it is you who will judge if the work is energetic. “Working On A Dream” will be released in three days. Here’s a photo of the songwriter at the rehearsal of the “We are One” concert or another one with Springsteen and Pete Seeger or also the singer alone.

Green Day. New video, lightly violent,  for the American punk band (the voice and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, the bassist Mike Dirnt and the drummer Tré Cool) from the “Transformers” soundtrack.

Green Day’s 21 and Barcelona. Their album’s title is “21st Century Breakdown” and they will begin their new tour in  Seattle at the Key Arena on July, 3rd. One day later they will be in Canada, in Vancouver, at the GM Place, in both cases with the group The Bravery. Among the other countries there are also Portugal with Lisbon on September 28 (Atlantico Pavilion) and Spain with Madrid one day later at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad and Barcelona on October 1 at the Palau Sant Jordi.

The European dates also include Oslo in Norway on October 12 at the Spectrum and  Rotterdam in the Netherlands at the Ahoy. In Belgium they will be in Antwerp on October 17 at the Sportpalais and in the UK in Glasgow two days later at the SECC. The unique Irish date will be in Dublin on October 21 at the O2, while the first Australian date will be in Perth on December 4 at the Burswood Dome. New Zealand will be the last country in Auckland on December 19 at the Vector Arena. Please consider that there are other dates in other cities, but they are a lot and maybe I will write more in the next months…

Nine Inch Nails’ “Slip”. A good news for everybody and not only for the Nine inch Nails fans. Their album “The Slip” may be downloaded free through this link.  The group will be in New Zealand and Australia next month starting from Auckland on February 17 at the Vector Arena. Will I write the next dates lately?

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Thomosexual, Domenico Scarlatti and…

Radiohead, 2+2=5 live at Belfort Festival.

Thom Yorke, Salif Keita, Domenico Scarlatti and BBC Radio3’s Late Junction with Verity Sharp. Also on this programme Leo Kottke’s Snorkel and the Gjermund Larsen Trio. If you like Thom Yorke, please see below as well.

Music and a radio station. A playlist of mine about BBC Asian Network.

MC Raa and Mr Kahn. The Adil Ray Show, weekdays from 7 to 10 am on BBC Asian Network, and Ray’s starring as MC Raa and Mr Khan.

Bellamy’s People and BBC 2. Any opinion about Bellamy’s People on BBC 2?

Marc Elliot. Adil Ray meets Marc Elliot.

Meursault and bonnie Scotland. Marc Riley is on radio from Monday to Thursday from 7 to 9 pm on BBC 6 Music. And… a question. Any idea of Rob “Chaps” Hughes Americana spot? And how were Rob Hughes’ twisted folk, Meursault and bonnie Scotland?

King Creosote. I also got to know from a programme’s page that Mersault consists of six artists – Neil Pennycook, Fraser Calder, Chris Bryant, Callum McLeod, Phil Quirie and Pete Harvey – and their collaborative albums were played with King Creosote and Animal Magic Tricks. Good luck to Mersault for their album ‘All Creatures Will Make Merry’…

Thomosexual. Adam Buxton, Thom Yorke and Latitude Festival. Ehm, what a  kind of glasses…

BBC 6 Music. Maybe you could also be interested at Glastonbury, Michael Eavis, Amy Macdonald and The Drums.

A playlist of mine about 6 Music.

A playlist of mine with Bruce Springsteen, Sade, Rihanna and the Foreigner’s I Want To Know What Love Is interpreted by Mariah Carey.

Another playlist of mine with Empire Of The Sun, Corinne Bailey Rae, Robbie Williams, David Guetta featuring Kudi,  Ok Go, Lily Allen, Amy Macdonald and Gossip.

Pat Metheny’s Spirit Of The Air from Orchestrion played during BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction with Fiona Talkington.

Kira Kira: Bless [Smekkleysa]

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