Archive for July, 2010



15
Jul
10

brancolina :: blue room

 
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15
Jul
10

brancolina :: summer blues





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15
Jul
10

Zephyrwood :: blues for Jack Kerouac

“They danced down the streets like dingledodies and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”. J.Kerouac On the road

15
Jul
10

brancolina :: jazzometry

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15
Jul
10

Ahmad Jamal :: The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions

Ahmad Jamal’s technique, dynamics and control as a jazz piano player are something to behold, but his ability to manipulate what comes out of the piano is extraordinary. Like only the greatest of improvising artists, Jamal is a master musical architect, realizing what his mind conceives with seeming ease. He certainly exercised a profound influence on pianists and his trio set a new standard for what the piano trio in jazz would aim for and achieve. His knack for finding obscure but viable material which lent itself to a jazz treatment was equal to that of Sonny Rollins and Jimmy Rowles. But when Ahmad put an overlooked tune into circulation, it often stayed in the jazz repertoire forever thereafter. And with songs like “Poinciana” and “Billy Boy,” it was Jamal’s unique and imaginative re-arrangement of the tune which would become the standard form with which to play the piece.

Much like Miles Davis (who incidentally was greatly influenced by him), his influence is felt in music that attempts to replicate his and in great music that sounds nothing like his. But unlike musicians of similar or even lesser impact, the music of the 1957-62 Ahmad Jamal Trio has been mysteriously and distressingly hard to come by, even in the “reissue everything” era of the Compact Disc. (All About Jazz)

A special edition of collected Jamal’s works comes on 9 CDs and it’s been released on Mosaic record label in limited 5000 copies: The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions (Limited Edition Box Set)

14
Jul
10

brancolina :: jazz spirits

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“The structure of a jazz performance is, like that of the New York skyline, a tension of cross-purposes. In jazz each player seems to be—and has the sense of being—on his own. Each goes his own way, inventing rhythmic and melodic patterns which, superficially, seem to have as little relevance to one another as the United Nations building does to the Empire State. And yet the outcome is a dazzlingly precise creative unity. ” Wynton Marsalis

14
Jul
10

Miles Davis :: Kind of Blue 50th anniversary






On 2 days in a spring of 1959, after a string of critically acclaimed and successful outings, Miles Davis recorded what would become ‘Kind of blue’ . Nothing will ever be the same for jazz or for Miles Davis.

13
Jul
10

renaat braem :: the social housing complex in kiel

The social housing complex in Het Kiel (district of Antwerp) is designed by architect Renaat Braem in period 1951 – 1958. He was the member of the prestigious CIAM (Congres Internationaux de l’Architecture Moderne), his works are showing a strong influence of Le Corbusier and the ’50s international modern style of architecture. Renaat Braem is the most important Belgian architects from that period and he had designed such prominent public buildings in Antwerp as Bouwecentrum, the police building “Oudaen” and Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum.

     

     

     

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13
Jul
10

Le Corbusier :: Interview




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