19 Şubat 2010 Cuma

Bolero De Ravel - leonard bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 - October 14, 1990)

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to "The Birds," and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein's "The Cradle Will Rock." Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.

n 1940, he studied at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's newly created summer institute, Tanglewood, with the orchestra's conductor, Serge Koussevitzky. Bernstein later became Koussevitzky's conducting assistant.

Bernstein was appointed to his first permanent conducting post in 1943, as Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. On November 14, 1943, Bernstein substituted on a few hours notice for the ailing Bruno Walter at a Carnegie Hall concert, which was broadcast nationally on radio, receiving critical acclaim. Soon orchestras worldwide sought him out as a guest conductor.

In 1945 he was appointed Music Director of the New York City Symphony Orchestra, a post he held until 1947. After Serge Koussevitzky died in 1951, Bernstein headed the orchestral and conducting departments at Tanglewood, teaching there for many years. In 1951 he married the Chilean actress and pianist, Felicia Montealegre. He was also visiting music professor, and head of the Creative Arts Festivals at Brandeis University in the early 1950s.

Bernstein became Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in 1958. From then until 1969 he led more concerts with the orchestra than any previous conductor. He subsequently held the lifetime title of Laureate Conductor, making frequent guest appearances with the orchestra. More than half of Bernstein's 400-plus recordings were made with the New York Philharmonic.

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Truckin' my blues away - Blind Boy Fuller

Blind Boy Fuller (born Fulton Allen) (July 10, 1907[1] - February 13, 1941) was an American blues guitarist and vocalist. He was one of the most popular of the recorded Piedmont blues artists with rural Black Americans, a group that also included Blind Blake, Josh White, and Buddy Moss.

Blind Boy Fuller (1903-1940). – Doğu yakasının en en etkileyici zenci müzisyeni olmuştur ve kimilerince doğu yakası blues stilin gerçek kurucusu kabul edilir; gitar çalma stili olarak basları abartılı biçimde kullandığı ve basitleştirdiği Blake ve Davis stilinden esinlenmiştir ve özgün repartuvarı çoğu zaman mizah doludur: Step It Up and Go, 1000 Women, Truckin’ Little Women bu bölgenin 1940 sonrası ‘Blues’cularının neredeyse tümünün repertuvarında yer almıştır. Bu etki aynı zamanda tüm tütün bölgesi (Virginia, Carolina) kentlerini kat eden Fuller’in gezginciliğiyle ve prodüktörü J.B.Long’un ticari anlayışıyla da açıklanabilir. Ani ölümünden sonra birçok müzisyen hatırasını sürdürmeye çalışmıştır ve hatta Brownie Mac Ghee gibi bazı müzisyenler bir süre adını taşıyacak kadar ileri gitmişlerdir.

Where did you sleep last night - leadbelly

Huddie William Ledbetter (January 1888 – December 6, 1949) was an iconic American folk and blues musician, notable for his strong vocals, his virtuosity on the 12-string guitar, and the songbook of folk standards he introduced.
He is best known as Leadbelly or Lead Belly. Though many releases list him as "Leadbelly," he himself spelled it "Lead Belly." This is also the usage on his tombstone,[1][2] as well as of the Lead Belly Foundation.[3]
Although he most commonly played the twelve string, he could also play the piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, concertina, and accordion. In some of his recordings, such as in one of his versions of the folk ballad "John Hardy", he performs on the accordion instead of the guitar. In other recordings he just sings while clapping his hands or stomping his foot. The topics of Lead Belly's music covered a wide range of subjects, including gospel songs; blues songs about women, liquor and racism; and folk songs about cowboys, prison, work, sailors, cattle herding and dancing. He also wrote songs concerning the newsmakers of the day, such as President Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Jean Harlow, the Scottsboro Boys, and Howard Hughes.

pony blues - charley patton

Charlie Patton, better known as Charley Patton (Between April 1887 & 1891 – April 28, 1934) is best known as an American Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues" and therefore one of the oldest known figures of American popular music. He is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally inspiring just about every Delta blues man (Palmer, 1995). Musicologist Robert Palmer considers him among the most important musicians that America produced in the twentieth century. Many sources, including musical releases and his gravestone,[1] spell his name “Charley” even though the musician himself spelled his name "Charlie."[2]

Charlie Patton was one of the first mainstream stars of the Delta blues genre. Patton, who was born in Hinds County, Mississippi near Edwards, lived most of his life in Sunflower County, in the Mississippi Delta. Most sources say he was born in 1891, but there is some debate about this, and the years 1887 and 1894 have also been suggested. In 1900, his family moved 100 miles north to the legendary 10,000-acre Dockery Plantation sawmill and cotton farm near Ruleville, Mississippi. It was here that both John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf fell under the Patton spell. It was also here that Robert Johnson played and was given his first guitar.
At Dockery, Charlie fell under the tutelage of Henry Sloan, who had a new, unusual style of playing music which today would be considered very early blues. Charlie followed Henry Sloan around, and, by the time he was about 19, had become an accomplished performer and songwriter in his own right, having already composed "Pony Blues," a seminal song of the era.
Robert Palmer describes Patton as a "jack-of all-trades bluesman" who played "deep blues, white hillbilly songs, nineteenth-century ballads, and other varieties of black and white country dance music with equal facility".[3]
He was extremely popular across the Southern United States, and — in contrast to the itinerant wandering of most blues musicians of his time — played scheduled engagements at plantations and taverns. Long before Jimi Hendrix impressed audiences with flashy guitar playing, Patton gained notoriety for his showmanship, often playing with the guitar down on his knees, behind his head, or behind his back. Although Patton was a small man at about 5 foot 5 and 135 pounds, his gravelly voice was rumored to have been loud enough to carry 500 yards without amplification. Patton's gritty bellowing was a major influence on the singing style of his young friend Chester Burnett, who went on to gain fame in Chicago as Howlin' Wolf.
Patton settled in Holly Ridge, Mississippi with his common-law wife and recording partner Bertha Lee in 1933. He died on the Heathman-Dedham plantation near Indianola from heart disease on April 28, 1934 and is buried in Holly Ridge (both towns are located in Sunflower County). A memorial headstone was erected on Patton's grave (the location of which was identified by the cemetery caretaker C. Howard who claimed to have been present at the burial) paid for by musician John Fogerty through the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund in July, 1990. The spelling of Patton's name was dictated by Jim O'Neal who also composed the Patton epitaph.
Only one photograph of Charlie Patton is known to exist, although its authenticity is disputed.[citation needed] The photograph is owned by a collector, John Tefteller.
Patton's race is the subject of minor debate. Though he was considered African-American, because of his light complexion there have been rumors that he was Mexican, or possibly a full-blood Cherokee, a theory endorsed by Howlin' Wolf. In actuality, Patton was a mix of white, black, and Cherokee (one of his grandmothers was a full-blooded Cherokee).[4] Patton himself sang in "Down the Dirt Road Blues" of having gone to "the Nation" and "the Territo'" -- meaning the Cherokee Nation portion of the Indian Territory (which became part of the state of Oklahoma in 1907), where a number of Black Indians tried unsuccessfully to claim a place on the tribal rolls and thereby obtain land.
Patton's death certificate states that he died in a house approximately twenty miles from Dockery's Plantation in Indianola, Mississippi. Bertha Lee is not mentioned on the certificate, the only informant listed being one Willie Calvin. His death was not reported in the newspapers

big bill bronzy - big billy blues

Big Bill Broonzy, asıl adı William Lee Conley Broonzy (d. 26 Haziran 1898 - ö. 14 Ağustos 1958) Amerikalı blues şarkıcısı, besteci ve gitarist.
Çocukluğunu ve gençliğini Arkansas'ta geçirdi. 1918 - 1919 yıları arasında orduda görev yaptı. 1920'de Chicago'ya yerleşti. Burada şarkıcılığa başladı. İlk konserini 1938 yılında New York'ta Carnegie Hall'da verdi. 1940'lı yıllara gelindiğinde plakları en çok satan blues şarkıcısı oldu. 1951 yılında Avrupa'da konserler vermeye başladı ve böylece ünü bütün dünyaya yayılmaya başladı. Ancak 1957 yılında akciğerlerinden rahatsızlandı ve ameliyat oldu ancak yakalandığı kanser sebebiyle 1958 yılında hayatını kaybetti.

High Fever Blues - bukka white

Bukka White, Booker T. Washington White, 1906 Houston – Mississippi'de doğdu. Gitarı erken yaşta öğrendi. Kendi tarzını oluştururken Charley Patton'dan çok şey öğrendi. İlk plağını 1930'de Memphis'te yaptı, ama ekonomik sorunlar 1937'ye kadar yeni kayıtlar yapmasını engelledi. Bu tarihte Big Bill Broonzy’nin Çağrısına uyup yola düştü. Adı bir cinayete karıştı, dava görülmeden Chicago’ya kaçtı. Yakalanmadan önce dört şarkı kaydedebildi. Parchman Farm Hapishanesinde cezasını çekerken her yerde Shake ‘Em Down şarkısı dinleniyordu. Burada Kongre Kütüphanesi için iki şarkı kaydetti. Salıverildiğinde elinde delta bluesun en büyük klasikleri vardı. Bob Dylan 1961'de Bukka White bestesi Fixin’ To Die Blues’u söylediğinde onu kimse hatırlamıyordu. Kuzeni B.B.King ise çoktan büyük bir yıldız olmuştu. John Fahey meraklanıp bir zarfın üzerine “Bukka White (eski bluescu) yazıp Aberden’e gönderdi, bir akrabası mektubu Memphis’e postaladı ve her şey değişti. Yepyeni şarkılarını üç uzunçalara sığdırdı, eski şarkılarını da yeniden kaydetti. 1970'lerde hastalanana kadar bütün büyük müzik festivallerinde çaldı. 1977'de Memphis'te öldü.

Buddha Bar Ten Years (Disc 1)

Disc: 1
1.Suite N°3 BWV 1068 (Air) - Jean-Sébastien Bach
2.Light Signs - Riccardo Eberspacher
3.Moonrise - Nitin Sawhney
4.Felicidade – Suba
5.Chura Liya – Nomadix
6.Guru Bramha - Jai Uttal

Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazon - mercedes sosa & francis cabrel

Francis Cabrel (born 23 November 1953 in Agen, France) is a French singer-songwriter and guitarist. Inspired heavily by Bob Dylan, he has released a number of albums falling mostly within the realm of folk, with occasional forays into blues or country. Several of his songs, such as "L'encre de tes yeux" and "Petite Marie" have become enduring favourites in French music. Others, such as "C'était l'hiver", about the suicide of a young girl, have since been covered by other artists such as Canadian Isabelle Boulay.

Cabrel was born into a modest family, his father was employed as a blue-collar worker and his mother was a cashier. He has a sister, Martine, and a brother, Philippe. His paternal grandfather, Prospero Cabrel, immigrated to Gascogne from Friuli, Italy, in the 1920s with his wife and six children. Cabrel's mother, Denise Nin, was born in Gascogne to an Italian family who had also immigrated from Friuli. The family's original surname, Cabrelli, was abandoned in the 1700s.
A shy teenager, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" inspired him to pick up a guitar and start writing his own songs. At 16, enthralled by music, he started to sing the songs of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Dylan. He also learned English by translating the lyrics. He would later say that his guitar enabled him to appear more interesting to others.
Expelled from secondary school in Agen for lack of discipline, he went to work in a shoe shop while playing gigs with a group named "Ray Frank and Jazzmen," which later became known as "les Gaulois" because every member of the band had a moustache. Indeed, at that time, Cabrel's appearance was that of a hippie, with long hair and a moustache.
In 1974 he took part in a song contest organised by Sud Radio and performed in front of a panel of judges, which included Daniel and Richard Seff. With his own song "Petite Marie", dedicated to his wife Mariette, he won the contest and was signed to a record deal by CBS.
In 1977, during CBS's "New French Song" campaign, his first record "Ma ville" was released. However, he quickly realized that CBS, having tampered with the accent of his singing voice on "Petite Marie", had thus interfered with the expression of his true personality. That version of the song is disavowed by Cabrel today.
At the Paris Olympia he opened for Dave for one month. He also won the "prix du Public" at the Festival de Spa in Belgium in 1978.
Although he writes predominantly for himself, he has written for other artists, in particular Rose Laurens ("Quand tu pars", 1986). Cabrel is involved in the politics of Astaffort commune in Lot-et-Garonne and was elected its councillor in March 1989.
While Cabrel is best known for singing in the French language, he has also recorded Spanish renditions of many of his most popular compositions.


13 Şubat 2010 Cumartesi

rita y el fusil - marcel khalifa

Marcel Khalifé
Composer, Oud Master and Performer

Marcel Khalifé was born on June 10, 1950 in Amchit, Lebanon. He studied the Oud (the Arabic lute) at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music and graduated in 1971, and, ever since, has been injecting a new life into the Oud.

From 1972 to 1975, Marcel Khalifé taught at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music, public Universities and other local private music institutions. During that same period, he toured the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the United States giving solo performances on the Oud.

Oud playing was traditionally constrained by the strict techniques that governed its playing. Highly talented and skillful musicians such as Marcel Khalifé were, however, able to free the instrument from those constraints and thus greatly expanding its possibilities.

In 1972, Marcel Khalifé created a musical group in his native village, Amchit, with the goal of reviving its musical heritage and the Arabic chorale. The first performances took place in Lebanon. 1976 saw the birth of Marcel Khalifé's Al Mayadine Ensemble. Enriched by the previous ensemble's musical experiences, Al Mayadine's notoriety went well beyond Lebanon. Accompanied by his musical ensemble, Marcel Khalifé began a lifelong far-reaching musical journey, performing in Arab countries, Europe, the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, and Japan.

Marcel Khalifé has been invited several times to festivals of international fame such as: Baalbeck, Beit Eddine (Lebanon), Carthage, El Hammamat (Tunisia), Timgad (Algeria), Jarash (Jordan), Arles (France), Krems, Linz (Austria), Bremen (Germany), Re Orient (Sweden), Pavia (Italy), World Music Festival in San Francisco, New York, Cleveland (USA), Wellington Music Festival (New Zealand) and the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco.


Ne me quitte pas (Cover by Natacha Atlas) - natacha atlas

Natacha Atlas (20 Mart 1964), Belçika doğumlu Mısırlı müzisyen. Kendisi Arap ve Kuzey Afrika müzik tarzını, elektronik müzikle harmanlayarak dinleyiciyle sunmasıyla tanınır. Müziğinde hip hop, drum and bass ya da reggae gibi farklı türlerin etkileri bulunur. Hayatının büyük kısmı farklı coğrafyalarda geçtğinden farklı kültürler içinde edindiği deneyimin müziğine etkileri çok olmuştur. Groove Alla Turca adlı albümde Burhan Öçal ile çalışmıştır.


Oh! My Mama, third feet, alela diane

Alela Diane Menig (b. April 20, 1983, Nevada City, California, USA) is an American singer and songwriter, who is associated with the psych folk and New Weird America musical genres.

She grew up singing with her musician parents and performing in the school choir. She taught herself guitar, and began writing songs which blend tense, trance-like arpeggios with warm vocals and meditative lyrics about family and nature. Her first recordings were self-released in 2003 as Forest Parade. Her first solo public appearances were at the invitation of fellow Nevada City native Joanna Newsom. She also did a stint in the Nevada City slow grass band Black Bear before continuing with her solo pursuits.
The songs for her album, 'The Pirate’s Gospel', were written on a trip to Europe. They were recorded in her father’s studio and were initially self-released in 2004, in paper and lace sleeves with hand lettering. The album was issued in revised form by Holocene Music[1]in October 2006, and received widespread critical acclaim.
A new song, "Dry Grass and Shadows", was issued on a compilation of Nevada City artists,[7] and five more new songs were issued on a limited-edition 10" vinyl pressing, Songs Whistled Through White Teeth, released in the UK in October 2006. The Pirate's Gospel was released in the UK on Names Records[8] in April 2007, garnering favorable reviews in The Times[9] and NME.
Alela Diane has toured in the USA both solo and with Tom Brosseau, and has also opened for The Decemberists, Iron & Wine, Akron/Family and Vashti Bunyan. She performed in the UK in April and August 2007. While in the UK in August of 2007 she performed at the Green Man Festival in Wales. She also toured extensively in Europe (UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany) in March, April and May 2008.
She lent her voice to an album of cover versions, The Silence of Love by Headless Heroes, released in November 2008, recorded by Eddie Bezalel and Hugo Nicholson with musicians Joey Waronker, Gus Seyffert, Leo Abrahams and Woody Jackson.
Her second album, To Be Still, was released in February 2009.
She now lives in Portland, Oregon. She has a cat named Bramble Rose.


12 Şubat 2010 Cuma

Enjoy the silence, moriarty


moriarty kimdir?

ilk izlenim: profesyonel sahnelerin frekans bozucuları onlar. emin olunan tek şey 5 kişi oldukları: bir diva ve onun dört kardeşi. gilbert’i unutmadan! içi doldurulmuş bir hayvanın kafasına sahip ve gölgede kukla yöneten, bahsettiğimiz grubun gizli üyesi. hepsi, moriartyland adını verdikleri bir bölgede yaşıyorlar, yaratıyorlar ve tuhaflıklarını yetiştiriyorlar. nereden geldikleri umursanmıyor. oraya bir önceki yüzyılın sonunda geldiler ve sonra orada kaldılar. ingilizce şarkı söyledikleri düşünülürse, içlerinden bazılarınn amerikadan gelmiş oldukları varsayılabilir.

ve müzik?

tüm güzel hikayelerde olduğu gibi, moriarty’nin müziği de bir seri rastlantı ve kaza sonucu ortaya çıktı. fırtına sonrası yerle bir olmuş bir cabaret folk’undan firar ettiği düşünülen parçaları keşfettikçe şüphe ediliyor bundan biraz: başka bir zamandan çıkma bu divanın güçlü ve derin sesiyle dokunmuş, pürüzlerden oluşan beklenmedik bir çıplak akustik. bu müzik birbirine yakın varlıklarla dolu: amerikan ve irlanda folku, amerika’nın güneyinin kırsal blues’u, perili ve bir o kadar da tozlu bir country ve belki de kurt weill’a garip bir şekilde benzeyen bir alman sürgününün hortlağının ta kendisi. ve özellikle, hikayeler anlatıyor.

gerçek hikayeler mi?

belki evet. lily’ninki gibi mesela, 19 yaşında orduya katılan ve sivil yaşamının son gecesinde moriarty’e sırlarını söyleyen. bazen kurmacadan başka bir şey olmuyor... haberler, büyük buhran döneminde çekilmiş fotoğraflar ya da lewis carroll’un objektifine takılan kırılgan kahramanlar görünümünde yüzlerle karşılaşmamızı sağlayan kısa metraj filmler havasında şarkılar.

moriarty gerçekte neye benziyor?

sahnenin üstünde, orada, bir sürü düşünün. ya da gece bir ormanın, ışıltısı kaybolmuş bir otel ya da yıkık bir şatonun orta yerinde. diva ve dört erkek kardeşi eski bir yazı masasıyla bir paravanın arasına dikilmiş tek bir mikrofonun etrafında toplanmışlar.
zamandışı bir zerafet ve bir anlamda bir protokol geliştiriyorlar ..halkı zamanın dışına sürüklemenin hikayesi, onlara gözlerini kapamaları şartıyla şaşkınlıkla rüya gördüren
akustik çalgılar kullanıyorlar, hatta gitarlardan biri 1957 yılında joan baez’e ait olabilirmiş. çünkü, evet moriarty’nin böylesi bağlantıları da var. hatta dedikodular doğruysa müzisyenlerden bir tanesinin annesi bob dylan’a "girl from the north country"e esinlemiş. ve onlar yamru yumru bir valizin üstünde ritm tutuyorlar....

valizler mi?

evet moriarty’nin geri çevrilmiş/reddedilmiş eşyalara bir yakınlığı var. avlanma yerleriyse, isim babaları olan ve kanatları altına aldıkları bu çocukların onlardan çıngıraklar ve otel zillerinin içlerini doldurduğu meşhur valizler ve olivetti marka antika bir daktilo çaldığından asla şüphelenmeyen jérome deschamps ve macha makeïeff’ın kumpanyasının deposu. ödünç alma değil, bunlar rosemary’nin sadece ona ait olan sesinin karşılığı.

peki sonuçta kimdir moriarty?

jack kerouac romanından çıkma bir karakter (ya da conan doyle muydu?) ; ya da ismini yeni-meksika’da kayıp bir şehre miras bırakmış olan bir yabancı; bir bilmece; müzikal bir anakronizm?

daha çok macha makeïeff’ın onlar hakkında ne öylediğine bir bakın.

savulun! o garip kabilenin, elektrikli, sevilen, beş yüzlü, suda yaşayan, önceki hayatların kederini taşıyan kraliçesi karşınızda. güzel kadın ve azgın rüya görenleri. yumuşak kendinden geçişleri.. takıntılı olanın dengelenmesi sizi hayran bırakıyor. yanlarında getirdikleri başka yerler yüzünden, başka yerlerden başka yerler. incelikle zonklayan, yırtılan bir şey.

hanfendinin kötü mizacı hayran bırakıyor ve zerafetin sakladığı öfkeyi dile geritiriyor. ve ardından yüzlerinde, zarif taşkınlık, ve seslerinde hayaletin gülüşlerini anlatıyorlar. bu bulanıklık ve büyü sizi dengeye getiriyor ve birden tiz bir şey, bir bıçağın ucu.. sizde izini bırakıyor, onlarla bu yolculuk. akan bir kanın ılıklığı ve deride bıraktığı çatlak. rüyanın ederi bu. moriarty’nin şiddetli zerafeti."

moriarty :
rosemary moriarty : vokal, tamburin, kaşık, piyano, trompet - scotch şişesi
arthur moriarty : akustik gitar, valiz davul, piyano
zim moriarty : kontrbas, akustik gitar, müzik kutusu, valiz davul
thomas moriarty : kromatik ve diyatonik harmonika, "kazoo", matkap/delgi, "jew's-harp"
charles moriarty : elektro gitar

moriarty ayrıca şunlarla da çalıyor:

vincent talpaert moriarty: davul
eric tafani dubeussay moriarty: davul "
(kaynak: ekşi sözlük)


7 Şubat 2010 Pazar

La Flor de Estambul - pastora soler

Pastora Soler (real name Pilar Sánchez Luque) (Coria del Río, September 27, 1978) is an Andalusian singer.
Precocious chanteuse, she started singing coplas and flamenco songs in several events when she was a child. She has made versions of classical songs by León or Quiroga and worked with musicians like Carlos Jean. She is also a songwriter and her compositions usually mix copla or flamenco with electronic music or pop.

Lagrimas negras - bebo valdes

Bebo Valdés (born Ramón Emilio Valdés Amaro in Quivicán, Havana, 9 October 1918) is a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger. He was a central figure in the golden age of Cuban music, led two famous big bands, and was one of the 'house' arrangers for the Tropicana Club.[1]
Valdés started his career as a pianist in the night clubs of Havana during the 1940s. From 1948 to 1957 he worked as pianist and arranger for the vedette Rita Montaner, who was the lead act in the Tropicana cabaret. His orchestra Sabor de Cuba, and that of Armando Valdés, alternated at the Tropicana backing singers such as Benny More and Pio Leyva. Valdés played a role in the development of the mambo during the 1950s, and developed a new rhythm to compete with Perez Prado's mambo, called the batanga. Valdés was also an important figure in Cuban jazz and taking part in the Panart Cuban jazz sessions (one was commissioned by American producer Norman Granz). In the late 1950s he recorded with Nat 'King' Cole.
In 1960, with his singer Rolando La Serie, Bebo left Cuba for Mexico. He then lived briefly in the United States before touring Europe, and eventually settled in Stockholm, where he lived until 2007. In Sweden he was instrumental in spreading the techniques of Cuban music and latin jazz.
In 1994 a CD, Bebo rides again, revived his career. The film Calle 54 by Fernando Trueba brought his piano playing to a wide audience. In 2004 he was again filmed by Trueba, in El milagro de Candeal, in Brazil. Valdés has won five Grammy Awards: two for El arte del sabor in 2002, one for Lagrimas negras, and two for Bebo de Cuba in 2006 (in the categories Best traditional tropical album and Best Latin jazz album).
His many compositions included Guempa, Daquirí, Dile a Catalina, Nocturno en batanga, La rareza del siglo, México querido and Ritmando el chachacha. (wikipedia)

Bisounours, la maison de mon reve terrible angels, cocorosie

CocoRosie is a musical group formed in 2003 by sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady. The sisters were born and raised in the United States, but formed the band in Paris after meeting for the first time in many years. Their music has been called "freak folk", and incorporates elements of pop, blues, opera, electronica, and hip hop.
CocoRosie was originally a duo, with Sierra singing, playing the guitar, piano and harp, and Bianca singing and manipulating various children's toys, electronic and percussion instruments, as well as other exotic noisemakers. In recent years they have appeared with various backing musicians at live shows, usually a bassist, synth player and beatboxer. They have been a very active touring group, playing across Europe, the United States, and elsewhere. As of 2009, they have released three full-length albums. (wikipedi)


La chanson de Satie - arthur h

Arthur Higelin (born Paris, France, 27 March 1966), better known under his stage name Arthur H, is a pianist, songwriter and singer. He is the son of the French singer Jacques Higelin and Nicole Courtois.
After traveling in the West Indies, he studied music in Boston before returning to Paris and developing his eclectic but highly personal musical style, drawing on such influences as Thelonious Monk, Serge Gainsbourg, the Sex Pistols, jazz, blues, Middle Eastern music and the tango. He first performed in 1988 in clubs in Paris, as leader of a trio with bassist Brad Scott and drummer Paul Jothy.
His first album, Arthur H (1990), combined rhythmic experimentation and bal-musette elements with a vocal style which has been compared to Tom Waits. He toured widely around this time, particularly in France and Japan, adding a fourth band member, Jon Handelsman (saxophone), and produced a second album, Bachibouzouk (1992). In early 1993, he did a six week season at the Magic Mirrors, an antique circus big top, which was later put on as a touring show and recorded on the live album En chair et en os.
In 1996, he released the album Trouble Fête, following which he performed a season at the Gymnase in Paris. The live album Fête Trouble (1997) included some tracks from these shows as well as others recorded on tour in Africa. He toured the USA and Canada in 1998.
In 2000, he wrote the soundtrack for Michel Couvelard’s film, Inséparables, before touring in Asia and Canada. His next album, Pour Madame X (2000), featured the touring band of Nicolas Repac (guitar), Brad Scott (double bass) and Laurent Robin (drums).
In 2001, he took part in the show "Cabaret Imprudent" with "Le Cirque Cahin-caha"[1]. The following year, he released the album Piano Solo, recorded live in a studio and mainly consisting of solo interpretations of earlier songs. This was followed by a band album, Négresse Blanche (2003), comprising tracks dedicated to the memory of famous women such as "Marilyn Kaddish" and "Bo Derek".
In 2005, a planned tour of China was cancelled, and he returned to the studio to record the album Adieu Tristesse. This was the most commercially successful of his career, and included several duets, one with his father and another, "Est-ce que tu aimes?", with the musician -M- (Matthieu Chedid). He subsequently toured widely in France, Lebanon and Canada.
In 2006 he published a book, "Onirique attaque", containing lyrics, reflections and photographs. He also composed the soundtrack for the film "L’homme qui rêvait d'un enfant", directed by Delphine Gleize. The soundtrack was performed by an ensemble of children from a local music school.
The album "Show Time", issued late in 2006, was recorded live on tour and includes duets with Matthieu Chedid, Pauline Croze, Lhasa de Sela and Jacques Higelin. In June 2008 he released the album "L'Homme du Monde". (KAYNAK: WİKİPEDİA)


JACK THE RIPPER: Prayer in a tango (concert file7)

6 Şubat 2010 Cumartesi

a thousand years, sting

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, (d. 2 Ekim 1951) İngiliz müzisyendir. Genellikle sahne ismi olan, Sting ile tanınır. Sting ismi Phoenix Jazzmen ile beraberken takılmıştır. Bir performansta siyah ve sarı çizgili bir süveter ile çıktığı için grubun lideri Gordon Solomon kendisine bal arısı gibi göründüğünü söylemiştir. Bundan sonra da lakabı Sting yani arı ığnesi olarak kalmıştır.

Solo kariyerine başlamadan önce 1970 ve 1980’li yıllarda The Police isimli grupta bas gitarist, besteci ve solist olarak görev almıştır.en iyi video kliplerinden biri desert rosedir. Sting’in solo kariyeri, 1982 yılında, Police ile yollarını ayırmadan iki yıl önce başladı. Bu yıl içinde "Brimstone And Treacle"da oynadı ve İngiltere popülaritesini oldukça arttırdı. Police ile turnelere devam ederken, Dire Straits’in "Money For Nothing" adlı albümünde yazar ve şarkıcı olarak yer aldı.
1985 yılına gelindiğinde Police grubunun diğer üyeleri solo kariyerlerine başlamışlardı ve Sting de "Blue Tutles" adlı bir grup kurarak çoktan turnelere başlamıştı. Grupta; Branford Marsalis (alto saksafon), Kenny Kirkland (klavye) ve Omar Hakim (bateri) gibi caz ustaları yer alıyordu. Grup daha sonra, Sting’in Phil Collins’le bir yardım konserinde yer almasından hemen sonra stüdyoya kapanarak bir de albüm kaydetti. "Dream Of The Blue Turtles"ta Sting, Police’in son albümü "Synchronicity" için yazdığı şarkı sözlerinden oldukça farklı sözleryaratmıştı ve albümden, başarısını devam ettirmesini sağlayan üç hit kırkbeşlik çıktı; "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" (İngiltere #26, Amerika #3), "Fortress Around Your Heart" (İngiltere #49, Amerika #38) ve "Russians" (İngiltere #12, Amerika #16). Albümden sonra grup, Michael Apted’in yönetmenliğinde bir de konser kaydı gerçekleştirdi. Kayıt, albüm haline getirilerek daha sonra kaset ve CD olarak ta piyasaya sürüldü.
Blue Turtes’la turnelerinin ardından, Sting tekrar stüdyoya kapanarak 1987 yılında "...Nothing Like The Sun"ı kaydetti. Albümde Marsalis ve eski Police gitaristi Andy Summers’ın yanı sıra konuk sanatçı olarak Eric Clapton ve Mark Knopfler gibi sanatçılar da yer aldı. Albüm çıkar çıkmaz büyük bir başarı yakaladı. Çalışmada yer alan "They Dance Alone" ve eski bir Jimi Hendrix şarkısı olan "Little Wing", bu başarının en büyük mimarlarından oldu. "Little Wing", Gil Evans’ın yaptığı son orkestral aranjmanlardan biriydi. Albümüm ardından Sting "Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now" turnesinde yer aldı ve bunu takip eden iki seneyi Brezilya ve Hindistan’daki yağmur ormanlarını korumak amaçlı bağış konserleri düzenleyerek geçirdi.
Bunun yanısıra kendi plak şirketi "Pangaea"yı kurdu, ve burayı seksenlerin sonunda pek çok caz sanatçısının evi haline getirdi. 1990 yılının Ağustos ayında "Nothing Like The Sun"dan "An Englishman In New York", Ben Liebrand’ın yeniden düzenlemesiyle (remix) İngiltere listelerinde 15 numaraya kadar yükseldi.
1991 yılına gelindiğinde, Sting, "The Soul Cages"i kaydetti, ve albümden çıkan ilk kırkbeşlik "All This Time" Amerika listelerinde 5 numaraya kadar yükseldi. Benzer bir tını kulanarak "Ten Summoner’s Tales"ı kaydetti, ancak albüm bir öncekinden daha da kaliteliydi, ve "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You", "Fields Of Gold" gibi şarkılar uzun bir süre müzik listelerinde yer aldı. 1993 yılında Bryan Adams ve Rod Steward’la "The Three Musketeers" (Üç Silahşörler) için kaydettiği "All For Love" ile Amerika listelerinde 1 numaraya, İngiltere listelerinde 2 numaraya kadar yükseldi.
1994 yılında çıkardığı, bir ’derleme’ olma özelliği taşıyan "Fields Of Gold", Sting’in o güne dek yaptığı şarkıların seçmelerinden oluşuyordu. Bunun yanında "When We Dance" ve "This Cowboy Song" adında iki de yeni şarkıya yer verdi. Albüm, çıktığı yıl, İngiltere listelerinde 9 numarya kadar yükseldi.
Albümün çıkışınının ertesi senesinde Sting oldukça problemli bir dönem geçirdi. Muhasebecisine karşı dava açan Sting, muhasebecesini yolsuzlukla suçluyordu. Uzun ve bir o kadar sıkıntılı geçen davanın ardından mahkemece haklı bulundu, ve muhasebeci Keith Moore altı ay hapis cezasına çarptırıldı.
1996 yılında çıkan "Mercury Falling" her ne kadar satış kaygısıyla kaydedilmiş bir albüm olarak algılansa da, Sting hayranları ve müzik eleştirmenleri albümden oldukça memnun kaldılar. 1999 yılına kadar stüdyo çalışmalarına ara veren ünlü sanatçı, zamanının büyük bir kısımını dünya çapında konserlerle geçirdi. 1999 yılına geliniğinde tekrar stüdyoya kapanan Sting, hayranlarını hayal kırıklığına uğratmayacak bir albümle geri döndü. "Brand New Day" ve çıkan aynı adlı ilk kırkbeşlik, Sting’in yeteneğinden ve benliğinden hiçbir şey kaybetmediğinin kanıtı gibiydi. "Brand New Day" kırkbeşliği 1999 yılının Eylül ayında İngiltere listelerinde 13 numaraya kadar yükseldi.
"Şu anda en büyük hayalim, evimini arka bahçesinde, arkadaşlarıma müzikli bir yemek ziyafeti çekmek" dedi Sting 2001 yılındaki bir röportajında... İtalya’daki evine Christian McBride ve Jason Rebello gibi caz devlerini davet eden, ve bu dinleti için hazırlıklarını sürdüren Sting, davet akşamı olan 11 Eylül’de büyükbir yıkım yaşadı. 11 Eylül saldırıları olmuştu, ve dinleti iptal edilme noktasına gelmişti ki, Sting devam kararı aldı ve arkadaşlarına buruk ta olsa hoş bir akşam yaşattı. Kayıtlar daha sonra "... All This Time" isimli bir albümde toplandı ve DVD, VHS, CD ve kaset olarak piyasaya sürüldü.
t.A.T.u 'nun 2005 yılında çıkan 2.İngilizce albümü olan Dangerous And Movingdeki Friend Or Foe şarkısında bas gitar çalmıştır ve t.A.T.u 'yu çok takdir ettiğini ve her zaman desteklediğini vurgulamıştır.Şarkıya klip bile çekildi. (kaynak: wikipedia)