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octombrie 17, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Lasă un comentariu

Let’s listen some music…!!

Let’s see something contemporary and classic together… And I think… these tunes are corresponding with such a theme. More about Sinatra’s life you could find here. It’s interesting to read about his political activities too. Look what Wikiepedia says about that:

„In 1944, after sending a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sinatra was invited to meet Roosevelt at the White House, where he agreed to become part of the Democratic party’s voter registration drives.[66]

He donated $5,000 to the Democrats for the 1944 presidential election and by the end of the campaign was appearing at two or three political events every day.[67]

After World War II, Sinatra’s politics grew steadily more left wing,[68] and he became more publicly associated with the Popular Front. He started reading liberal literature and supported many organizations that were later identified as front organizations of the Communist Party by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s, though Sinatra was never brought before the committee.

Sinatra spoke at a number of New Jersey high schools in 1945, where students had gone on strike in opposition to racial integration. Later that year Sinatra would appear in The House I Live In, a short film that stood against racism. The film was scripted by Albert Maltz, with the title song written by Earl Robinson and Abel Meeropol (under the pseudonym of Lewis Allen).

In 1948, Sinatra actively campaigned for President Harry S. Truman.[69] In 1952 and 1956, he also campaigned for Adlai Stevenson.[69] In 1956 and 1960, Sinatra sang the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention[69]” (my salience)

It’s interesting to read about Sinatra and Kennedy political relationship too. And his migration towards Republican Party in 1970–1984. Wikipedia says:

In the 1980 presidential election, Sinatra supported Ronald Reagan, and donated $4 million to Reagan’s campaign. Sinatra said he supported Reagan as he was „the proper man to be the President of the United States… it’s so screwed up now, we need someone to straighten it out.”[74] Reagan’s victory gave Sinatra his closest relationship with the White House since the early 1960s.[69] Sinatra arranged Reagan’s Presidential gala,[53] as he had done for Kennedy 20 years previously.” (my salience)

But we should let music play first!

You must remember this…

Let’s listen another two songs I like very much:

octombrie 7, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Lasă un comentariu

Johnny Raducanu…


Ce a lăsat cu „limbă de moarte” Johnny Răducanu

Ascultă aici O ÎNREGISTRARE RARĂ: Andrei Pleşu cântă, alături de Johnny Răducanu, la Tescani, în aprilie 1989

Sa-l ascultam pe Johnny Raducanu:

Dumnezeu sa-l ierte si sa-l odihneasca in pace!

septembrie 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Un comentariu

La multi ani!!

Toate cele bune si multa fericire in 2011!!

Sa speram ca 2011 va fi un an mai bun decat 2010!

decembrie 31, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Lasă un comentariu

Just Fabulous !!

Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie – cei MARI!! TITANI ai Jazz-ului!!

Sa ne amintim de Gerry Mulligan, unul din cei mai mari saxofonisti bariton din toate timpurile, daca nu chiar cel mai mare!!

1956 in Rome

Gerry Mulligan – baritone sax, piano

Zoot Sims – tenor sax

Jon Eardley – trumpet

Bob Brookmeyer – trombone

Bill Crow – bass

Dave Bailey – drums

Gerry Mulligan – baritone sax, piano Art Farmer – trumpet Bill Crow – bass Dave Bailey – drums

Trebuie doar sa stai linistit si sa te lasi in voia muzicii! Pastila antistres, desigur 🙂 .

Gerry Mulligan was a GIANT!!

Sa-l ascultam si pe Coleman Hawkins:

Iata-l aici alaturi de Nat King Cole si Oscar Peterson:

si aici alaturi de Charlie Parker si Lester Young:

Ce saxofonist fantastic!!

In final va propun sa ascultam si un pianist: Ahmad Jamal – pianist de jazz, compozitor, profesor si teoretician al jazz-ului !!

Observati cum suna pianul!!

In fata unei asemenea virtuozitati nu stiu ce sa zic…

Si in finalul finalului… va propun sa-l ascultam pe Yusef Lateef:

iunie 9, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 comentarii

Oliver Nelson

Prietenii Jazz-ului stiu de ce!! 🙂

Oliver Nelson imi place foarte mult! Sa fie oare acest mare artist pe nedrept uitat?

Un jazz modern, o interpretare super si as spune foarte originala. Stilul sau mi se pare ireprosabil, strabatut de un aer abstract si modern in acelasi timp.

Fabuloasa interpretare a unui cantec clasic, ca sa zic asa, „Down By The Riverside”. De observat (si de auzit!) arta cu care transpune acest cantec arhistiut intr-o tonalitate foarte moderna. Un cantec clasic intepretat intr-o sensibilitate moderna de cea mai buna calitate! Spre final trombonul da forta intepretarii si reia tema clasica.

iunie 9, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 8 comentarii

Let’s do it in american style!!

I Love ‘em !!! 🙂

Enjoy yourself !! 🙂

iunie 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Lasă un comentariu

Hai sa ascultam un jazz

iunie 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Lasă un comentariu