"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


20/01/2017

My people

 

To give us strenght for the future in this gloomy day (20 january 2017) for United States
& for all the world,
a way back in 1963 when segregation was still present.
With a Duke Ellington's commitment about "his people" 
and racial questions for "Black People".

A speech included in one of his masterpiece, "My people", an excellent suite which was recorded for a stage show, and released as a LP in 69 by Flying Dutchman label.
This introduction is followed by "the blues ain't" , a deep blues sung by Joya Sherrill 
who used to sing for Duke for 20 years.
Excellent orchestra, as usual, with some loyal companions of Duke as 
Ray Nance, Russell Procope, Louis Bellson, Billy Strayhorn and many others. 

0:00 "My People" narrated by Duke Ellington
2:58 "The Blues Ain't" sung by Joya Sherrill



an excerpt of a 1965 chronicle of Nat Hentoff (who flied away a few days ago at the age of 92 years)

 

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source of the document
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11/01/2017

NYC



A free jazz portrait of New-York, recorded live at loft "Environ" in New York, March 1975,
with the vocalist and poet Jay Clayton 
John Fischer is playing the piano, Alfred 23 Harth, clarinet & noise & John Shea is on bass. 


25/12/2016

2016' sparkles

  Balajo - Paris - circa 1950

"Music is a means of rapid transportation." - John Cage

Pour conclure cette année 2016, un rappel de quelques voyages hautement recommandés.
For this new passing to 2017, some highly recommended trips around the world.

Valparaiso - Chili


Palerme & Arménie

Portland - Oregon

in the Highlands

autour des mots 

La Lune

New Zealand

Marseille

Donaueschingen in 1965

San Francisco

autour du monde 

 pic @ P.Collins - 2016

et toujours à l'écoute des musiques de Colin Stetson, Egisto Macchi, l'Ensemble Klang, Francesco Fidilei, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Jocy de Oliveira, Nana Vasconcelos qui nous a quitté cette année, la Mauritanienne Noura Mint Seymali, Leyla McCalla et ses invités, Kasse Mady Diabaté et Ballaké Sissoko, Oiseaux-Tempête, Like a Villain...

https://www.behance.net/collection/36726137/on-notes
 pic @ Alexei Lyapunov et Lena Ehrlich

et les splendides concerts entendus cette année: "Delusion of the fury" de Harry Partch mis en scène par Heiner Goebbels, le cycle Stockhausen de la Philharmonie de Paris en janvier dernier, les guitaristes Mariachi et Clara de Assis, le trio Chasing Bone, Charles Curtis interprétant Terry Jennings, Aymeric Hainaux, Phil Minton...

  pic @ ALD - 2016


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 !


22/12/2016

Khomeiny Twist


An excellent audio archive from the concert "Live at Brasserie Birseckerhof" in Basel in 1982,
with Jacques Berrocal, Jean-François Pauvros, Gilbert Artman as the seminal french band Catalogue. 

"Khomeiny Twist"   from the first record of the band "Pénétration" ©1982, Hat Hut Records

 

19/12/2016

Tabla solo


Prabhu Edouard is a great Indo-French percussionist, composer and producer, regarded as one of the most versatile tabla player of his generation.

His first CD "Kôlam" is now released at Lokanga.

http://www.lokanga.com/folio/artist-3.html
 
His cosmopolitan nature and love for experiments have led him to collaborate with international artists like Jordi Savall, Nguyen Lê, Joachim Kühn, Magic Malik, Moriba Koïta, Saïd Shraïbi, Kudsi Erguner, Keyvan Chemirani, J.P.Drouet… 
He is as well a disciple of knowned tabla maestro Pandit Shankar Ghosh, and he uses to play with many indian masters as Laxmi Shankar, Ashish Khan, Debanish Bhattacharya ...

An amazing Prabhu Edouard's tabla solo at Guruji's house concert in Kolkata (Jan 2002).

14/12/2016

Lift

 

Le pianiste Japonais Koki Nakano
accompagné par Vincent Segal au violoncelle, 
publie "Lift", son premier disque d'oeuvres pour piano et violoncelle chez NoFormat.

http://shop.noformat.net/fr/product/59/koki-nakano-lift
Une de ses pièces, jouée en public au studio 105 de la Maison de la Radio 
pour l'émission "Ocora - Couleurs du Monde" sur France Musique.