29-06-08

Ronnie Matthews R.I.P.

Ronnie Matthews passed on yesterday, Sat. June 28.

Just 6 days earlier a benefit was held at Sweet Rhythm to raise funds
to help defray the monumental expenses incurred by Ronnie's pancreatic
cancer.

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27-06-08

Paul Bley Interview

Here's an interview with Paul Bley by Renee Rosnes which was aired over a month ago on the Canadian CBC, part of a series called Portraits in Jazz. Enjoy!

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19-06-08

Euro 2008 (2) and Nazi War Criminals

What's so great about this Euro 2008 is that it permits us to find a 95 year old Nazi War criminals like Milivoj Asner who was chief of Police of the feared Kroatian Fascist Ustasha's...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4149834.ece

 

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17-06-08

Louis Ferdinand Céline

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The french literay magazine "Lire" issued a special number on one of my all time favorite writers Louis Ferdinand Céline. I just had the time yesterday to have a brife look at it but it seems a very interesting read during summer holidays! 

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15-06-08

Esbjörn Svensson R.I.P.

One of Sweden's foremost jazz musician, pianist Esbjörn Svensson, is dead. He died after Saturday's diving accidents at Stockholm in the Stockholm archipelago.
Pianist and jazz music Esbjörn Svensson died late yesterday after dykolyckan in Stockholm in Värmdö, south of Stockholm. He was 44 years old. Esbjörn Svensson leaves a wife and two children.

I saw E.S.T. only once, that was last year in Souillac. Not bad but they used to much effects for my taste. I have a recording of one of their previous concerts in Belgium which pleased me more.

R.I.P. Mister Svensson... 

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13-06-08

Coltrane : The Story Of A sound

Jerry jaz Musician features an interview with Ben Ratliff, the author of 'Coltrane : The Story of a Sound'. You can find it here. Enjoy !

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10-06-08

Euro 2008

Don't know if you like football (soccer that is for our American friends), but i like to watch a game from time to time.

Sunday we watched the first 10 minutes of an impressive Germany against Poland before putting on Nicholas Rays 'In a Lonely Place'.

Yesterday i watched Italy - The Netherlands and the most horrible happened : The Netherlands won with 3 - 0. I hope all those dutch football fans don't come over to France right now on holiday because it will seem on orange party... They do seem to have won  the Euro already, never mind they will be beaten by France on friday the 13th.

I won't be able to watch that game live but will read all about in in saturdays edition of L'Equipe. 

And to be honest i hope Italy wins from Roumanie and France will only keep the 0 againt the Netherlands which keeps my dream of an Italy - Germany final alive ...

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