While David Linx's name may not be writ large here in the States, the fifty-one year-old singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a mega-star in his native Belgium, and in 2005 was named Best Jazz Musician in Europe, which covers a whole lot of territory. On Brel, Linx sings music composed by his Belgian forerunner, the late and legendary Jacques Brel, accompanied by the world-class Brussels Jazz Orchestra (whose personnel are not listed on the bare-bones promotional copy save for saxophonist / music director Frank Vaganee).
The club is packed to the rafters with jazz freaks and monster players. First set, very first tune, and the sax player's solo has already pulled the audience to the edge of their seats. The next three choruses are yours for the asking but you pass the nod on to the keys 'cause you're just not feeling it lately. You're making the changes but the sparkle's gone AWOL from your improvisations. Yup, we've all been there. But no worries… our resident professor of jazz sparkle, John Stowell has your back with some fresh perspective for crafting fresh lines over commonly encountered chord progressions.
The uniquely American music and art form, jazz, is one of America's great contributions to world culture. Now you can learn the basics of jazz and its history in a course as free-flowing and original as jazz itself. Taught by Professor Bill Messenger of the Peabody Institute, the lectures in this course are a must for music lovers. They will have you reaching deep into your own music collection and going straight out to a music store to add to it.
Fairyland has long been a favorite among fans of Larry Coryell's jazz-rock days. The stripped-down trio format allows Coryell plenty of solo space. He actually sings quite effectively on the first two tracks, but more effective are the torrents of 18th notes, mutated blues licks, and avant-garde sound textures that emanate from his guitar. "Further Explorations for Albert Stinson" is a later incarnation of "The Jam With Albert," which is a staple of Coryell jazz-rock compilations.
Jazz and Floyd brings you the songs made famous by the creators of The Wall in new jazz versions, with all the sophistication of the New York jazz club scene. The chance to give a twist to classics such as Another Brick in the Wall and Wish You Were Here excited the producers of this fantastic series and Jazz and Floyd, like its predecessors, will surely be a hit with listeners of all ages.
Mercoled 27 aprile, il concerto di Francesco Bearzatti con una "Special Edition" del Tinissima Quartet che oltre allo stesso Bearzatti al sax tenore e clarinetto, vedr sul palco: Giovanni Falzone, tromba, Danilo Gallo, contrabbasso, Zeno De Rossi, batteria e ospiti speciali, Mauro Ottolini, trombone e Enrico Terragnoli, chitarra. Tinissima non un classico quartetto jazz (almeno per me) ma una vera band, una "combact band" consacrata alle biografie musicali di personaggi che si sono battuti per gli ultimi, per gli emarginati, per i "non aventi diritto".