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Lars Dietrich 4 & Andy Arnold 3 @ Rose Live Music – The Brooklyn Experiments Series

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Lars Dietrich 4 @ Rose

Lars Dietrich -sax & compositions, John Escreet – piano, Zack Lober – bass, Jordan Perlson – drums. Featuring Maria Neckham on vocals. I really liked the music and arrangements.  Almost bought a CD, but I didn’t have $15 that time. I think it would be worth it though. Anyway, what a funky piano they have at Rose, never seen anyone use it yet. 😀

Then the guitar trio of Andy Arnold, Moto Fukushima on bass and Jared Schonig on drums, heard them @ the Shrine quite recently. I like how they sound, it’s fusion with a happy funky vibe  🙂 But I was tired somehow. Didn’t stick around for the last band, the Funky Miracle, even though it featured guitar player Chris Conly, the famous curator of Sunday nights @ Rose and Brad Whiteley on keys – met both of them ages ago… 😀

Bad news is that I broke my camera. Taking pictures with Nokia 7373 again.. Really hope that not for long.

Jazzmuusika kursus Tartu Rahvaülikoolis

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November 30, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Jazzmuusika kursus Tartus

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Kevadel tulemas see huvitav jazzmuusikat tutvustav kursus – jazzmuusika teejuht ehk kuidas kuulata jazzi. Nüüd ka Tartus.  Mõeldud neile, kes soovivad jazzmuusikat enda jaoks rohkem avastada – kuidas ja mida kuulata. 🙂

Mõned märksõnad, mis tulevad käsitlemisele: Jazzi juured ja alused, esteetika, traditsioonid, ajalugu, teooria, terminoloogia, improvisatsioon, mõtteprotsessid, levinud repertuaar, stiilid ja teerajajad, tänapäev

ja mis põhiline, hea muusika! See tähendab siis, kuulamist.

Kursuse kava ja muu info leiab siit: JAZZ

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November 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Kalkun ja kõrvitsapirukas

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Giving a lot of thanks

Ameerikas on vist aasta kõige tähtsam püha Thanksgiving, tänupüha. Väga lahe idee iseenesest. Kõik, kellel vähegi võimalus, lähevad selleks ajaks koju. Niisiis jääb New York sellel õhtul eriti vaikseks. Aga jah, ma sain ka elu esimese Thanksgiving elamuse – läksin oma korterikaaslasega tema tuttvate poole East Village’isse, kus ootas ees meeletu söömaaeg. Jube head söögid… Kalkun, brüsseli kapsas ingveriga, kõrvitsapirukas, mandriinisalat, ahjukartul, juustud, pasteedid. Hästi tore seltskond oli ka – erinevad rahvused, enamus külalisi kusjuures sakslased. Nii palju nalja sai 😀 Pärast tekkis veel pikk vaidlus Euroopa Liidu ja rahvusluse teemadel. Ma väitsin, et Eesti on liiga väike, et vene keelele liiga palju õigusi anda – et Eesti ei saa seda endale lubada, sest meid on niigi vähe. Aga nemad (sakslased just) arvasid, et midagi pole parata, inimõigused, blablablaa. Nad ei tea mitte mõhkugi eestlaste ajaloost ikka. Ma jõudsin järeldusele, et peab varsti Eestisse minema, eesti mehega abielluma ja 10 last saama :D. Oeh. Aga jah, super tore kalkuni-õhtu oli.

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November 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Maria Schneider Orchestra @ Jazz Standard

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Maria Schneider Orchestra @ the Jazz Standard

Heard two sets –  and sat so close to the band for the first one that I could actually see Ben Monder’s sheet music and all the voicings. That was so cool :D. The music was great, some really happening solos by Ben Monder, Donny McCaslin and Ingrid Jensen. This has been their regular Thanksgiving week @ Jazz Standard (for 6 years i think) – totally sold out. It was so great to be Ben Monder’s guest for that one 😀

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November 26, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Mara Rosenbloom Quartet @ Korzo – the Konceptions series

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Mara Rosenbloom Quartet @ Korzo

Darius Jones – Alto Saxophone, Maeve Royce – Bass, Nick Anderson – Drums, Mara Rosenbloom (piano, compositions). I loved the music! What a great band 😀 Mara is amazing – to see that kind of people is such an inspiration. She’s doing her thing and it’s so killing 😀 Beautiful sensitive original music… Sounded so real.

And Korzo restaurant (667 5th Avenue, Brooklyn) has become a lot cozier place to have live music since the last time I was there. Just a nice walk away from home.

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November 25, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Jason Lindner's Now vs Now album release party @ Drom

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Now vs Now @ Drom

One of my favorite bands… 😀 Jason Lindner (keys), Panagiotis Andreou (bass, vocals) and Mark Guiliana (drums). I was so excited about the album release party – Now vs Now  with guests such as Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Anat Cohen (tenor), John Beaty (alto),  Jeff Taylor (vocals). And a string quartet.

There is something really special about this band – they actually sound hip in a really optimistic, energetic, fresh way – somehow giving a feeling that the good times are coming now…

Atmosphere @ the release was great. Lots of people, digging on the music. I wasn’t that much into the opening act though – Brazz Tree. But Now vs Now show was great – I’m loving the music and the band and the concept. The videoscreen and all those guest artists were amazing. But i’ve gotten a little spoiled hearing them at those small intimate places like Rose and Rockwood – I think there the live energy can get to be even more up.

As one of those Facebook people who actually reads the event listings (sometimes), I noticed that First 3 people to name the rapper on our CD get a free one. Whisper it to the person at the merch table. Well I was definitely the first one to go for that. Answer, of course, being Baba Israel 😉

Now I’m listening to the CD – has Meshell Ndegeocello and Kurt Rosenwinkel on it, among others! I’m loving the rapper as well… 😀