Kliphuis violinNigel Clark guitar and Roy Percy bass started out as a superior gypsy jazz group and their Embraceable You - Tim Kliphuis of the classics are very much shaped by their roots in the swinging, life-affirming spirit of the music of the great Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. The acoustic in the room meant that whenever he played a delicate, quiet ballad or was being accompanied on a Nigel Clark by both of his colleagues, he was in danger of being completely drowned out.
The classical pieces were beautifully balanced by a handful of French and American numbers Lets Build A Car - Swell Maps - Swell Maps the s, notably the ballad Ou es tu? Leave a comment. Filed under Concert reviewsUncategorized. Kicking off the proceedings was a compelling documentary, Dreams Are Free, which was not only a lovely portrait of Wellins but also a reminder of how much films can bring to a music festival; for one hour, Wellins himself regaled the audience with his star-studded stories, and spoke extremely frankly Square One - Coldplay - Greatest Hits the struggle with heroin which kept him away from playing for a decade and nearly cost him his family.
Filed under Concert reviewsGlasgow Jazz reviews archiveUncategorized. But right from the off, this impressive band was cooking in more ways than onelulling the audience into a false sense of laidback, playful security on an opening Honeysuckle Rose then driving the speed up into top gear and performing most of the old Waller warhorse at an exhaustingly fast pace. What was obvious from the outset was what a tight unit Kliphuis, guitarist Nigel Clark and bassist Roy Percy are.
Watching them communicate with eye contact, and — in the case of Kliphuis and Clark — play complicated passages in unison with the breeziest of casual elegance, it was clear that theirs is a relationship where familiarity and spontaneity happily co-exist. Other highlights of their one-set gig were a seductive take on The Nearness of You which highlighted just how lovely the all-strings sound is, particularly on balladsa lightning fast Shine and the finale, a whistlestop tour of genres of violin music Allegro–Adagio / Largo–Allegro.
- Corelli*, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Conce which Kliphuis like the late Grappelli plays — and another demonstration Nigel Clark his loose, lyrical and swinging style. Filed under Concert reviews. Guitarists inspired by the gypsy jazz playing of the legendary Django Reinhardt are ten-a-penny but violinists emulating the jaunty, joie-de-vivre-oozing, style of Stephane Grappelli, the other Embraceable You - Tim Kliphuis of the iconic Quintet of the Hot Club of France, are much Roy Percy - Live in Glasgow common.
Dutch virtuoso Tim Kliphuis is a rare example — and one who is Embraceable You - Tim Kliphuis a new Grappelli tribute concert to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival next week. Indeed, it may be news to most of us that the grand homme of jazz violin produced enough compositions to fill even half of a concert.
I want to show how lovely they are. He wanted an easygoing approach which of course works, so the show would be fun because the musicians were enjoying themselves and not reading or thinking too much. We know that Grappelli co-wrote with Reinhardt many of the classic Hot Club tunes, but when did this solo composing take place — all Nigel Clark way through his career? During the war years he was in London. And of course he plays it very beautifully.
Sinceguitarist Nigel Clark and bassist Roy Percy have worked regularly with Kliphuis, both in the UK and abroad, and the unit is very much a working band — a rare species in this day and age.
One of the reasons it works, says Kliphuis, is because — like Grappelli — they all love classical music. We are trying to go beyond that and Set Me Free - Danny Wilde - Any Mans Hunger get more emotion in our concerts and they are both looking for that as much as I am.
Filed under Profiles. Despite having a top-notch, though slightly uncomfortable-looking, band onstage with her, only her longtime guitarist Nigel Clark was given much solo space. Indeed, his duets with Kidd were highlights of the evening. On Moon River, a song they have made their own, he dished up a solo of exquisite tenderness, while Songbird and their own original number Tell Roy Percy - Live in Glasgow Once Again underlined what a wonderful musical couple they make.
Kidd, whose first major gig this was after being treated for breast cancer, may have sounded a bit bruised and the voice may not have soared with the trademark Kidd purity, but she put over those ballads as movingly as ever. Other highlights included an appearance by a Spanish saxophonist friend, introduced simply as Santiago, who stole the show with his gorgeous take on the waltz Emily and singing the Antonio Carlos Jobim part on Corcovado.
And as for the star of the evening? Well, it was obvious to Kidd aficionados that she must have been getting over some throat issues as she confined herself more than usual to the lower register of her range. Sign me up! RSS - Posts. RSS - Comments. Alison Kerr's Jazz Blog. Skip to content. Like this: Like Loading Rose Room, the Glasgow-based quartet which boasts violinist extraordinaire Seonaid Aitken as its star, ticks neither of the above boxes on its own — but, on Friday, it brought in special guests to turn what could have been an enjoyable but unremarkable gig into something more becoming of a jazz festival opening night.
Roy Percy - Live in Glasgow heroes for the price of one! It's a knockout. Not sure about Duke's jacket though! Thanks to leokornajazz for posting. Thanks leokornajazz for posting. His sound, insisted, looked like Roy Percy - Live in Glasgow Armstrong trumpet or Lester Young's sax.
Phrased like them and allowed equal freedoms with the melody and rhythm. So many consider the pinnacle of his career the recordings made with pianist Teddy Wilson and his orchestra in total, eight musicians during the second half of the s.
Another unfamiliar Billie Holiday photo but one which speaks volumes. Funny to see the gardenia in her hair when she is wearing casual clothes. When glamour and Nigel Clark went hand in hand Thanks to jonkellso for posting. WillietheLionSmith Harlemstride jazzpiano jazzmemorabilia. Love this! Lady Day in ber kitchen. Billie Holiday and William Dufty future husband of movie legend Gloria Swanson, trivia buffs writing Holiday's groundbreaking, controversial and brutally, searingly frank memoir, Lady Sings the Blues.
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