Classic concert: Jan Garbarek live Wackerhalle Berghausen 2006 – Happy birthday

Classic concert: Jan Garbarek live Wackerhalle Berghausen 2006 – Happy birthday Jan Garbarek (born 4 March 1947) is a Norwegian tenor and soprano saxophonist, active in the jazz, classical, and world music genres. Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway, the only child of a former Polish prisoner of war Czesław Garbarek and a Norwegian farmer’s daughter. Effectively stateless until the …

March 4: The Late Bobby Womack was born in 1944

It is my fondest wish that the gift of song that God has given me will flow from my soul to yours and help ease any burden that might weigh upon you. ~Bobby Womack You gotta know when it’s time to hang up. But when I finally go, let me go out on stage, my perfect ending. Don’t let me …

Feb 27: Dexter Gordon Birthday

The top tenor saxophonist to emerge during the bop era and possessor of his own distinctive sound, Gordon sometimes was long-winded and quoted excessively from other songs, but he created a large body of superior work and could battle nearly anyone successfully at a jam session. ~Scott Yanow (allmusic.com) Jazz to me is a living music. It’s a music that since its …

Feb 21: Nina Simone Birthday

Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music. ~Nina Simone Once I understood Bach’s music, I wanted to be a concert pianist. Bach made me dedicate my life to music, and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world. ~Nina Simone Nina Simone was one of the most gifted vocalists of …

Jan 23: The late Django Reinhardt was born in 1910

Jazz attracted me because in it I found a formal perfection and instrumental precision that I admire in classical music, but which popular music doesn’t have. ~Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt was the first hugely influential jazz figure to emerge from Europe — and he remains the most influential European to this day… ~Richard S. Ginell (allmusic.com) A tribute video from youtube …

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