Posts Tagged ‘jazz’


noviembre 16, 2009

Concerto da gran diva Nina Simone gravado no Fabrik de Hamburgo o 6 de maio de 1988.


agosto 23, 2009

Concerto de Tom Waits e súa banda para un programa da televisión danesa. Gravado en xuño de 1976 na cidade de Copenhague.

Nina Simone ‘Live in 1961-1962’, online.

abril 25, 2009

Nina Simone Live in 1961-1962. Includes two rare early performances captured live in 1961-1962 Nina Simone has always been hard to classify. The “High Priestess of Soul” was trained as a classical pianist, but branched out early into pop, gospel, jazz and blues, playing and singing everyone’s compositions and writing many of her own. At 28 years old, she had already been seen in many clubs and had recorded several LPs when in 1961-62 she agreed to be filmed, without audience, in a New York City studio. On the1961 date, Nina Simone, on piano and vocals is accompanied by Bobby Hamilton (percussion), Chris White (bass) and Al Schackman (guitar). This is the same group that had backed her at the Newport Jazz Festival the year before.In 1962 she headed back to the studio and performs with Montego Joe (congas), Lisle Atkinson (bass), Paul Palmieri (guitar), and Warren Smith (percussion). At that time, she was playing with this group of musicians at the New York City jazz venue The Village Gate. Selections include: Sunday in Savannah, I’ll Look Around, When I Was in My Prime, Zungo (a Nigerian chain gang song taught her by the great drummer Babatunde Olatunji), For All We Know, Strawberry Woman, Crab Man…, I Loves You, Porgy (from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess) and some jazz improvisation.These are two rare performances, captured live, that every Nina Simone fan will treasure


‘black music in america: from then til now’, online.

abril 23, 2009

Short documentary featuring lots of rare footage from great live musical performances by Louis Armstrong (in Ghana), Nina Simone, Mahalia Jackson, Bessie Smith etc.

YouTube description:
This tremendous educational documentary from the mid-1970’s examines the priceless contributions of African-Americans to musical heritage, so closely tied to their unique history in the United States. From Africa upon slave ships captive immigrants brought with them melodies, cadences and rhythms that inarguably gave rise to music considered ‘modern’ today.

Beginning with the genius Louis Armstrong’s triumphant return to Ghana in the late 1950’s, we trace the evolution of music from West Africa to the Virginia colonies of the early 1600’s. Over the next 400 years, as this distinct root of American culture takes hold, incredible clips of filmed performances by Mahalia Jackson, Josephine Baker, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, and Duke Ellington illustrate the black experience.

Contemporary musicians such as Nina Simone, BB King, Cannonball Adderly (w/ Joe Zawinal – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy), and Sly & the Family Stone, along with a funky-ass filmed number from an as-yet-undocumented-on-the-internet off-Broadway production called “The Me Nobody Knew” punctuate the memory of the past, the spontaneity of the moment and determination for the future.