Remember what normal life used to be like? Well here’s a beautiful reminder in one, beautiful concert.
28 August 2020 — Gilad Atzmon
Dear friends and music lovers:
Here is our last night’s Livestream from Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club.
The reaction to the performance was astonishing. Many people were watching us live and shared their thoughts. For the musicians this was a very unique experience. We played in an empty club, yet communicated in real time with so many people around the world.
31 August 2020 — Jazz on the Tube
KD: A Jazz Biography
Where two arts meet in love and respect
The jazz historian and poet Dave Oliphant reads selections from his epic poem “KD: A Jazz Biography”, his tribute to trumpet great and master musician Kenny Dorham, born August 30, 1924 in Post Oak, Texas.
20 November 2020 — Youtube
SHAYA! is Documentary about Amapiano music, lifestyle and culture in South Africa. The inside story about the culture and how certain things became the way they are. This 26 minute documentary features: Kabza De Small, MFR Souls,Tall Arse Tee, DJ Jaivane, JazziDisciples, Papers 707, Dimpie Dimpopo, Mbali Sibeko, Dinho Cafe, Kwiish SA, Pencil, Stokie and more…
Consider the influence of television, even in the digital age. Consider the power that networks like Fox and CNN continue to wield over that nebulous thing called public opinion; the continued dominance of NBC and CBS. These giants don’t really inform so much as sell packaged ideological content paid for and approved by corporate sponsors. There’s really no need to update poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron’s radical, 1971 classic “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” unless we wanted to change the names. His voice still speaks directly to the moment we live in.
31 December 2019 — Jazz on the Tube
[One of my favourite artists. I actually met him in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1975. WB.]
A dynamic performance by pianist Andrew Hill and his trio
Andrew Hill (1931-2007) was a masterful pianist and a very original composer whose music fell into the avant-garde but was really in its own category.
14 October 2019 — Youtube
An early bird from their 2nd coming album, here is Talinka’s take on the American song book “If I Should Lose You”
Tali Atzmon – vocs Jenny Bliss – violin Gilad Atzmon – tenor sax Yaron Stavi – db Recorded in the Fish Factory Studio Filmed by Geoffrey Oat Edited by Tali Atzmon
28 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook
The more the West represses criticism, the more Israel luxuriates in its impunity
The National – 28 July 2019
Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions.
5 July 2019 — Jazz on the Tube
Produced by Paradiso Films; written, edited and directed by Paloma Suau; and funded by Banco Popular in 2001.
Filmed in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico North (aka El Bronx)
A beautiful mix of historic and contemporary footage paying homage to the Bomba and Plena.
Starring: Marc Anthony, Jose Feliciano, Danny Rivera, Ismael Rivera Jr, and more.
In Spanish, but even if you don’t have any Spanish you will learn a lot. As the great Bronx philosopher said: “You can observe a lot by just watching.”
If you don’t know this music, there is a hole in your American music education.
– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube