31-01-07

Victor Klemperer

This evening Arte will broadcast a documentary on Victor Klemperer and his diary concerning the Language of The Third Reich.

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29-01-07

Wintertime in the south

Hm, spending Christmas time in the south of France ....

loingogne

 

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28-01-07

George Wein

While still being with our nose in the NYT, Mr. George Wein sold his company who produced jazz festivals. At 81 getting millions of dollars, what would you do????

 

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Sunday Book Review

The New York Times Sunday Book Review features an obituary on Richard Kapuscinski, who passed away January 23. I never read any book but this article invites me at least to give some of his work a try.

The same edition also has an article on Hart Crane’s Complete Poems and Selected Letters.

Start your sunday morning in a reading way;-)

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26-01-07

Polar Prize For Sonny Rollins

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - US composer Steve Reich and jazz saxophonist onny Rollins have been awarded the Polar Music Prize for their contributions to music, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music said. The two will receive one million Swedish kronor (140,000 dollars, 108,000 euros) each, and will be presented their awards by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a gala ceremony in Stockholm on May 21. The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by the late Stig Anderson, the publisher, lyricist and manager of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA. The prize has been awarded since 1992, when it went to ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. Among other winners are Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, American jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovitch, British pop musician Elton John, French classical conductor and composer Pierre Boulez, jazz pianist Keith Jarrett, US musician B.B. King and American popular and folk musicians Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan.
Last year the prize was shared by British rock legends Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Music said Thursday the award to Reich
recognised his "unique ability to use repeats, canon technique and minimal variation of patterns to develop an entire universe of evocative music, endowed with immediate tonal beauty." "Inspired by different musical traditions, Steve Reich has transferred questions of faith, society and philosophy into a hypnotic sounding music that has inspired musicians and composers of all genres," it
said in its citation.
As for Rollins, he has been "one of the most powerful and personal voices in jazz for more than 50 years," the academy said. He "has elevated the unaccompanied solo to the highest artistic level -- all characterised by a distinctive and powerful sound, irresistible swing and an individual musical sense of humour." "He is still active and the greatest remaining master from one of
jazz's seminal eras," it said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070125/ennew_afp/afpentertainmentsweden_070125160851

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25-01-07

Michael Brecker

Better late than never but it's about time i write something about Michael Brecker who left us recently. I saw Mr. Brecker two times live : one time in august 2003 with his quartet (Joey Calderazzo, Chris Min Dohky and Jeff Tain Waits). This was one of these concerts i just won't forget. I was truly surprised in the good sense of the word with Mr. Breckers playing. His solo rendition of Naima was the highlight of the concert. I was able to record some tracks here and there from radio broadcasts so i listened at this concert quite often the last week. The second time i saw him was later that year with the Three Tenors project where he played with Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano. This concert i enjoyed less but gave me the opportunity to meet some new friends (Hi Rocco , hi Michael) which i happen to see quite regularly so in that way i deeply must thank Mr. Brecker for that occasion.

RIP Mr. Brecker and thanks for those unforgettable moments.

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23-01-07

Miles Davis : On The Corner Box

I got this very good news in the mailbox; 2007 is still looking promising or will it be for 2008? :

 

"Yes, a 6-CD On The Corner boxed set is in preparation (or rather a boxed
set featuring music from this period), although there are no details on
its release date. Its working title is BEY-ON-D The Corner and in addition
to featuring both released and unreleased material from the OTC album, it
will also include music from the Big Fun and Get Up With It albums
(including unreleased music). 
 
MILES DAVIS BEYOND  THE CORNER
Note that these track listings and notes are still being finalised, but
you get a good idea of what's in store.

 


CD1 
1. Red China Blues (A) 4:07
2. Black Satin (E) 5:20 
3. On The Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin' Of One Thing And Doin'
Another/Vote For Miles (B) 19:59 
4. One And One (C) 6:09  
5. Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X (master) (C) 23:18 
6. Big Fun (K) 2:30
7. Holly-wuud (K) 2:52
track 1 from stereo LP master of GET UP WITH IT (KG 33236)
tracks 2-5 are the stereo LP master of ON THE CORNER (KC 31906)
tracks 6 & 7 are the masters for 45 single (4-45946) 


CD 2 (78:00)
1. On The Corner (session reel) (B) 19:41 from 6/1/72 
2. On The Corner (tk 4) (B) 5:56 from 6/1/72
3. One And One (session reel) (C) 18:15 from 6/6/72
4. Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X (session reel) (C) 23:37 from 6/6/72
5. Jabali (co 112578 – what take??) (D) 10:51 from 6/12/72


CD 3 (70:00)
1. Ife (D) 21:34
2. Untitled “Test” (master edit – no co #)) (F) 14:28 from 8/23/72
3. Rated X (G) 6:51
4. Untitled (co 112991 tk 14) (H) 17:39 from 11/29/72
5. Untitled (co 112991 tk 15) (H) 9:13 from 11/29/72
track 1 from stereo LP master of BIG FUN (PG 32866)
track 3 from stereo LP master of GET UP WITH IT (KG 33236)


CD 4 (58:00)
1. Billy Preston (I) 12:36
2. Untitled Original A (co 112995 - tk 1) (J) 12:48 from 73-01-04 
3. Big Fun/Holly-wuud  (co 113845 - tk2) (K) 6:30 from 7/26/73
4. Big Fun/Holly-wuud (co 113845 - tk3) (K) 7:03 from 7/26/73  
5. Untitled (co 113846 tk 5 or 5b in protools) (K) 3:20 from 7/26/73
6. Untitled (co 117297 tk 4 need to edit) (M) about 16 min from of
9/18/73
 track 1 from stereo LP master of GET UP WITH IT (KG 33236)


CD 5 (64:25)
1. Calypso Frelimo (L) 32:08 
2. He Loved Him Madly (N) 32:17 
Both tracks from stereo LP master of GET UP WITH IT (KG 33236)


CD 6 (74:00)
1. Maiysha (O) 14:53
2. Mtume (O) 15:11 
3. Mtume (take 11) (O) 7:27 from 10/07/74
4. Untitled Original D (co 121772 tk 2 overlapped) (P) 18:39 from 11/6/74
5. Untitled E (co 121773 tk 14) (P) 12:00 from 11/6/74
6. Untitled Latin/Minnie Ripperton (co 121827 tk 7) (Q) 4:01 from 5/5/75
tracks 1 & 2 from stereo LP master of GET UP WITH IT (KG 33236)
 

DISCOGRAPHY
 (A) Produced by Teo Macero and Billy Jackson.
All other sessions produced by Teo Macero
 All sessions Stan Tonkel unless otherwise noted.
Don Puluse (F)
Russ Payne (J, M)
Doug Pomeroy (K)
Still need engineer and studio for B,C,D,E, H

(A) Miles Davis (trumpet), Wally Chambers (harmonica), Cornell Dupree 
(guitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster, Bernard Purdie 
(drums), Mtume (congas), unknown brass ensemble. Arranged by Billy
Jackson (rhythm) and Wade Marcus (brass).
Recorded on March 9, 1972 at Columbia Studio E, New York City
Co 118834  Red China Blues  KG 33236


(B) Miles Davis (trumpet), Dave Liebman (soprano sax), Chick Corea
(electric piano), Herbie Hancock (electric piano, synthesizer), Harold Ivory
Williams (organ, synthesizer), John McLaughlin (guitar), Colin Walcott (electric 
sitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums), Don
Alias  (congas), Badal Roy (tables), Billy Hart (wood block, cowbell,
percussion).
Recorded on June 1, 1972 at Columbia Studio ?????, New York City
Co 112554 On The Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin’ One Thing And Doin’
Another/Vote For Miles  KC 31906
Co 112554-3 On The Corner (session reel) previously unissued
Co 112554-4 On The Corner   previously unissued


(C) Miles Davis (trumpet), Carlos Garnett (tenor sax, soprano sax),
Bennie Maupin (bass clarinet)????, Herbie Hancock (electric piano,
synthesizer), Harold Ivory Williams (organ, synthesizer), David Creamer (guitar), Colin Walcott (electric sitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Jack
DeJohnette, Billy Hart (drums), Don Alias (congas, percussion), Badal Roy (tablas).
Recorded on June 6, 1972 at Columbia Studio ?????, New York City
Co 112557 One And One   KC 31906
Co 112557-?? One And One (session reel) previously unissued
Co 112558 Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X  KC 31906
Co 112558-?? Helen Butte/Mr. Freedom X (session reel)
Previously unissued


(D) Miles Davis (trumpet), Carlos Garnett (soprano sax), Sonny Fortune 
(soprano sax, flute), Bennie Maupin (bass clarinet, flute), Lonnie Liston 
Smith (electric piano), Harold Ivory Williams (organ, synthesizer,
electric sitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster, Billy Hart
(drums), Don Alias (kalimba, African percussion), Badal Roy (tablas).
Recorded on June 12, 1972 at Columbia Studio E, New York City
Co 112578 Jabali    previously unissued
Co 112579 Ife    PG 32866
 
(E) Miles Davis (trumpet), Cedric Lawson (organ), Reggie Lucas (guitar), 
Khalil Balakrishna (electric sitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass),
Al Foster (drums), Badal Roy (tablas), Mtume (bongos, bells).
Recorded on July 7, 1972 at Columbia Studio ????, New York City
Co 112691 Black Satin, part one  KC 31906
Co 112692 Black Satin, part two  KC 31906
Note: This title issued as “The Molester” on single 4-45709.

(F) Miles Davis (trumpet), Cedric Lawson (organ), Reggie Lucas (guitar), 
Khalil Balakrishna (electric sitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass),
Al Foster (drums), Badal Roy (tablas), Mtume (congas).
Recorded on August 23, 1972 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Don Puluse
Co ????????? Untitled (test)   previously unissued


(G) Miles Davis (organ), Cedric Lawson (electric piano), Reggie Lucas 
(guitar), Khalil Balakrishna (electric sitar), Michael Henderson (electric 
bass), Al Foster (drums), Badal Roy (tablas), Mtume (congas, percussion).
Recorded on September 6, 1972 at Columbia Studio E, New York City
Co 112591 Rated X   KG 33236


(H) Miles Davis (trumpet), Carlos Garnett (soprano sax), Cedric Lawson 
(organ), Reggie Lucas (guitar), Khalil Balakrishna (electric sitar),
Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster (drums), Badal Roy (tablas), Mtume (congas).
Recorded on September 6, 1972 at Columbia Studio ???, New York City
Co 112991-14 untitled    previously unissued
Co 112991-15 untitled    previously unissued
Note: Co 112992 from this session is an untitled Michael Henderson tune
that does not include Miles Davis.


(I) Miles Davis (trumpet), Carlos Garnett (soprano sax), Cedric Lawson 
(organ), Reggie Lucas (guitar), Khalil Balakrishna (electric sitar),
Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster (drums), Badal Roy (tablas), Mtume (congas).
Recorded on December 8, 1972 at Columbia Studio E, New York City
Co 112993-10 Billy Preston   KG 33236
Note: Carlos Garnett is not audible on the issued take.
 


(J) Miles Davis (trumpet), Dave Liebman (soprano sax), Cedric Lawson
(organ),  Reggie Lucas (guitar), Khalil Balakrishna (electric sitar), Michael
Henderson  (electric bass), Al Foster (drums), Badal Roy (tablas), Mtume (congas).
Recorded on January 4, 1973 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Russ Payne
Co 112995-1 untitled previously unissued
Note: Michael Henderson’s bass part and second parts by Davis and
Liebman were overdubbed the following day.


(K) Miles Davis (trumpet, organ), Dave Liebman (soprano sax), Reggie
Lucas, Pee Cosey  (guitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster
(drums), Mtume (congas).
Recorded on July 26, 1973 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Doug Pomeroy
Co 113845 Big Fun    single 4-45946
Co 113845 Holly-wuud   single 4-45946
Co 113845-2 Big Fun/Holly-wuud  previously unissued
Co 113845-3 Big Fun/Holly-wuud  previously unissued
Co 113846-5 untitled    previously unissued
Note: The edited, issued titles “Big Fun” and “Holly-wuud” are derived
from takes 2 and 3.


(L) Miles Davis (trumpet, electric piano, organ), Dave Liebman (tenor
sax, flute), John Stubblefield (soprano sax), Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey 
(guitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster (drums), Mtume (congas, percussion).
Recorded on September 17, 1973 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Russ Payne
Co 117296 Calypso Frelimo   KG 33236
Note: The master was assembled from five different takes.


(M) Miles Davis (organ), Dave Liebman (tenor sax), Reggie Lucas, Pete
Cosey  (guitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster (drums), Mtume 
(congas).
Recorded on September 18, 1973 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Russ Payne
Co 117298-4 untitled    previously unissued


(N) Miles Davis (trumpet, organ), Dave Liebman (flute), Reggie Lucas,
Pete Cosey, Dominique Gaumont (guitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster (drums), Mtume (congas).
Recorded on June 19, 1974 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Co 118537 He Loved Him Madly  KG 33236
Note: The master was assembled from five different takes.


(O) Miles Davis (trumpet, organ), Sonny Fortune (soprano sax, flute),
Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, Dominique Gaumont (guitar), Michael Henderson
(electric bass), Al Foster (drums), Mtume (congas, African percussion, claves).
Recorded on October 7, 1974 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Co 121652-10 Mtume    KG 33236
Co 121652-11 Mtume    previously unissued
Co 121653-1 Maiysha   KG 33236


(P) Miles Davis (trumpet, organ), Sonny Fortune (soprano sax, flute),
Reggie Lucas, Dominique Gaumont (guitar), Pete Cosey (drums-1, guitar –2),
Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster (drums -2), Mtume (congas).
Recorded on October 7, 1974 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Co 121772-2 untitled -1   previously unissued
Co 121773-14 untitled –2   previously unissued

 

(Q) Miles Davis (trumpet), Sam Morrison (tenor sax), Reggie Lucas, Pete
Cosey (guitar), Michael Henderson (electric bass), Al Foster (drums -2), Mtume (congas).
Recorded on May 5, 1975 at Columbia Studio B, New York City
Co 121827-7 untitled Latin Ripperton thing previously unissued
Note: Co 121828 from this session is an untitled tune that does not
include Miles Davis."

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