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Ji Hye Lee Orchestra

May 24th, 2021
  • Ji Hye Lee

  • Birthday of Gerry Mulligan April 6, & Billie Holiday April 7

    April 6th, 2021
  • Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday born on this date April 7 in 1915 as Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day, sings this song God Bless the Child for you.

  • Gerry Mulligan film credits
    Gerry Mulligan homepage via

  • Chet Baker
    and Gerry Mulligan

  • Sandy & Gerry Mulligan
    Dennis lived with prominent jazz musician Gerry Mulligan from 1965 until they split up in 1974. (Via Sandy Dennis wiki)

  • RIP Milford Graves – Pioneering Jazz Drummer and Polymath

    February 13th, 2021

  • (Milford Graves, Dojo dance)

    Wiki

    Milford Graves (August 20, 1941 – February 12, 2021) was an American jazz drummer, percussionist, Professor Emeritus of Music,[4][5] researcher/inventor,[6][7] visual artist/sculptor,[8][9][10][11] gardener/herbalist,[12] [13] and martial artist.[14][15] Graves is noteworthy for his early avant-garde contributions in the 1960s with Paul Bley, Albert Ayler, and the New York Art Quartet, and is considered to be a free jazz pioneer, liberating percussion from its timekeeping role. The composer and saxophonist John Zorn referred to Graves as “basically a 20th-century shaman.

    Artforum Obit

    Only two weeks ago did “Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal,” a major exhibition of his work at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, draw to a close after a five-month run.

    Pioneering Drummer and Polymath dies at 79

  • Milford Graves a Mind Body deal

    As a young drummer, Milford performed at John Coltrane’s funeral and led successful Latin music combos, drawing on his Afro-Caribbean roots. When he was barely old enough to vote, his life had taken off in a half-dozen different directions that led to revolutions in music, activism, medicine, botany, and even martial arts. He led the charge in bringing the drums out from the back of the bandstand, to a position equal with the “melodic” instruments. An anchor in the New York Art Quartet with Amiri Baraka, he was also active in the collective-bargaining movement of the Jazz Composers Guild. At the same time, he began his training as a cardiac technician with zeal; he invented a martial art form called Yara based on the movements of the Praying Mantis, boxing, West African ritual dance, and Lindy Hop; and he had an abiding interest in botany and herbology, inherited from his grandmother. By the time he began his nearly 40-year career at Bennington College, as a professor of music and holistic medicine, his fecund intellect had begun to explore radical connections between rhythm and the universe: in music, in movement, in healing, in the subatomic, in the activity of the heart and other organs.

    Chick Corea, Jazz Keyboardist and Innovator, Dies at 79

    February 11th, 2021
  • Chick Corea Jazz Fusion Keyboard died (LA times obit)

    Rolling Stones obit

    Chick Corea wiki

  • American jazz-fusion pianist Chick Corea, Rome, Italy, 1992. (Photo by Luciano Viti/Getty Images)

    Chick Corea dead Cancer

    Legendary Jazz Keyboardist Chick Corea Dies of ‘Rare Form of Cancer’ at 79
    “My mission has always been to bring the joy of creating anywhere I could, and to have done so with all the artists that I admire so dearly — this has been the richness of my life,” he said before his death

    Beethoven, His Piano & “Beethoven’s Great Love” by Abel Gance –

    November 11th, 2020
  • Beethoven, who had met Nannette in Augsburg years earlier, asked to borrow one of her pianos for a 1796 concert in Pressburg (now Bratislava). Writing to Andreas, Beethoven joked that it was too “good” for him, because he wanted the “freedom to create his own tone.” In a follow-up letter, he complained that the piano was still the least developed of all the instruments and that it sounded too much like a harp.

    Nanette Streicher
    (wik)
    The Woman who built Beethoven’s Pianos

  • Beethoven’s Great Love (French title: Un grand amour de Beethoven, US title: The Life and Loves of Beethoven) is a 1937 French film directed by Abel Gance. It stars Harry Baur (as Ludwig van Beethoven), Annie Ducaux, Jany Holt, Jane Marken, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Marcel Dalio. Dalméras plays the part of Franz Schubert.
    Abel Gance – MUBI

    Windmill scene

    Death bed scene Beethoven Abel Gance.

  • 1abelganceL
    Photo of Gance by Latigue

    Abel Gance

    (25 October 1889 – 10 November 1981) was a French film director and producer, writer and actor. Pioneer in the theory and practice of montage, he is best known for three major silent films: J’accuse (1919), La Roue (1923), and the monumental Napoléon (1927).

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    Adieu Juliette Greco – Parlez-moi d`Amour

    September 23rd, 2020
  • Juliette Greco
    She died at the age of 93

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    (Juliette Greco & Miles Davis)

  • (Michel Piccoli and Juliette Greco)


  • (Jean Cocteau and Juliette Greco)
    Juliette Gréco as Aglaonice in Orpheus directed by J. Cocteau.

  • Leonard Cohen – Tower of Song

    September 21st, 2020
  • My Night with Leonard Cohen

    Leonard Cohen The Hill

    Where is gypsie wife

  • RIP Ennio Morricone, Days of Heaven, The Mission

    July 6th, 2020
  • Ennio M.

    Ennio Morricone. Org

  • Days of Heaven – Terrence Malick – cinematography by Nestor Almendros. – Ennio Morricone film composer..Richard Gere &…

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Saturday, November 30, 2013

    Days of Heaven soundtrack

  • Matt Savoie skated to the soundtrack from the Mission.

  • Anoushka Shankar

    June 9th, 2020

  • Happy birthday Anoushka Shankar!

  • Bob Dylan – Tight Connection to My Heart

    May 23rd, 2020

  • (Michael McClure, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg)

    During his 1965 tour with the Hawks, Bob visited Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s book store, City Lights, in San Francisco, and posed in an alley behind the store.
    Bob’s original intention was to use one of the pictures from this session on the cover of his next album, Blond on Blonde.

  • Tight Connection to My Heart directed by Paul Schrader

    Paul Schrader, writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, and director of late 70s sleaze gems Blue Collar, Hardcore, and the climate dread classic First Reformed, teamed up with Dylan for a doozy of a music video for “Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love),” from 1985’s divisive Empire Burlesque lp. True to form for both artists, the video is an elliptical and visually ambiguous affair, something either half-remembered or imagined all together.

  • (Visiting Rubin Carter)


  • Dylan and Levon Helm

    NYtimes Obit When Levon died <> <>Dylan responds (Rolling Stones)

  • Bye Good Golly Little Richard

    May 9th, 2020

  • Good Golly Little Richard sure influenced Beatles.

    See a video of Tutti Fruitty from the obit (Rolling Stone)

    Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87

    Pianist-singer behind “Tutti Frutti,” “Good Golly Miss Molly” and “Long Tall Sally” set the template that a generation of musicians would follow.

  • Bob Dylan on Little Richard Tribute

    I just heard the news about Little Richard and I’m so grieved. He was my shining star and guiding light back when I was only a little boy. His was the original spirit that moved me to do everything I would do. I played some shows with him in Europe in the early nineties and got to hang out in his dressing room a lot. He was always generous, kind and humble. And still dynamite as a performer and a musician and you could still learn plenty from him. In his presence he was always the same Little Richard that I first heard and was awed by growing up and I always was the same little boy. Of course he’ll live forever. But it’s like a part of your life is gone.

  • RIP McCoy Tyner (December 11, 1938 – March 6, 2020)

    March 6th, 2020

  • McCoy Tyner (December 11, 1938 – March 6, 2020)

    McCoy Tyner Jazz Pianist dead (Rolling Stone)

    McCoy Tyner, Jazz Pianist Who Anchored John Coltrane’s Legendary Quartet, Dead at 81

    Musician’s bluesy, muscular approach made him one of the most influential pianists of the past six decades