Saturday, October 29

Jazz news: Dianne Reeves, Coltrane & 'Paris Jazz'

Released in March '05, Dianne Reeves's 'Live In Montreal' DVD captures her magic, showcasing why she is considered the most expressive, compelling Jazz diva in modern times.
Dianne Reeves performs on screen in the new film Good Night, and Good Luck, which stars David Straithairn as legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow. Shot in black and white, the film contains smoky nightclub scenes with the singer and her quartet delivering the jazz slowly and deliberately. Reeves, one of the world's premier jazz singers, is intimate as always in her presentation. She projects with strong emotion while squeezing every ounce of passion from her songs. George Clooney directs the film.
McCoy Tyner on piano, Elvin Jones on drums and Jimmy Garrison on bass make this 'lost' recording of John Coltrane's from 1965 a joyous find for the jazz afficianado.
Saxophone trailblazer John Coltrane accounted for two of the top three best-selling jazz albums last week, 38 years after his death, due to two previously unreleased discs. The two-disc Impulse! set "One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note" entered at No. 3 on Billboard's top jazz albums chart for the week ended October 16. Sitting at No. 2 was Blue Note's recently released album by the Thelonious Monk Quartet with Coltrane, "At Carnegie Hall."

New book Paris Jazz profiles the lives and wild times of many American legends who crossed the Big Pond decades ago to freely express and be embraced for the music they pioneered.
If you love and/or romanticize Paris and it's appreciative jazz scene, you'll want to check out the new book, Paris Jazz. Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Django Reinhardt, Mistinguett, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Lester Young, and Sidney Bechet are but a few of the musicians whose lives in Paris are profiled. The book is cleverly divided into four neighborhoods—Montmartre, Montparnasse, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, and the area around the Champs-Elysees—and directs readers to the cafes, caveau, and belle epoque theaters that once were home to extraordinary debuts, legendary collaborations, and high drama.


Clicks to Miles Davis catalog, but explore as you like


Blogger : : SEGMENTO said...

wow! good music!

11:34 AM  
Blogger Viqi French said...

thanks segmento. glad you like.

1:01 PM  
Blogger said...

yo- your blog is tooooo serious.. i gotta give you props- AGAIN!

4:12 PM  

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