(1993/Delmark) At age 72, Cecil Payne makes a recorded comeback with this release. He sounds in fine form, playing with dexterity, clarity, and depth on baritone sax, and brings out his flute for two of the eight cuts. Six of the eight selections are his compositions. A mixed-generation band has old hands John Ore (bass) and the great Harold Mabern (piano) teamed with younger men Eric Alexander (tenor sax) and Joe Farnsworth (drums). Guest trumpeters Freddie Hubbard or Dr. Odies Williams III get cameos. As expected, this is a hard bop date, reflective of Payne´s history with Dizzy Gillespie, J.J. Johnson, Tadd Dameron, and James Moody. The hard swingers are the best and show Payne´s up to the task. ´The Opening´ is a jumping, inspired, memorable melody that´s quite hummable. Alexander´s double plus tenor and Payne´s bari mesh very well. The closer, ´Brookfield Andante,´ is a muscular, 13-minute waltz that swings very hard, showing the rhythm section to be quite capable as well. Mabern is amazing in so many ways in terms of energy patterns, unique phrasings, and diversity. He can play in an etude fashion as on the intro of ´Be Wee´ and deal with Latin inflections during ´Bosco´ and ´Andante,´ while his solos are riveting, fleet, and just plain astounding. They begin with Mabern´s classical set-up and hit hard with power-packed solo after solo from everyone in the band. Gil Fuller´s hard bopper ´Cuba´ is also hefty, and though just under five minutes, proves the two saxophonists can sustain each other´s interest as well as a jazz-trained ear. Payne´s excellent flute, popping with quick boppish charm, is heard on the midtempo swing of the title track, dedicated to wife C. Ruth Payne, with Mabern quoting Charlie Parker-isms. The most developmental piece, ´Bolambo,´ has bolero shadings, but starts free, goes to a 4/4 bari and jungle tom-tom section, another floating segment, and then to a definite uptempo swing groove. The left-right turns of this piece are quite impressive. ´I Should Care´ is the lone standard and an easy stroller with bari leading and tenor following. As great a baritone saxophonist as Payne has always been, his recording career is checkered. On the big horn, and especially flute where he is an unsung hero, this CD proves a great statement for an enduring jazzman who was never far from the truth, and still digs what he´s doing. Recommended as perhaps his best documented work.
Billie Challinor´s mother dies during an air raid, but the child grows up confident that in her jazz musician father, Chas, she has the best dad in the world. They seek refuge from the London Blitz by moving to Leeds, where kindly landlady Liz Morris befriends them: the scarred, wisecracking man who isn´t afraid to overstep the mark if the cause is a good one and his clever and resilient little girl. Billie needs every ounce of courage she possesses when her father joins the army just before the D-Day landings and fails to return. Though Liz is happy to raise the child as her own, Billie is claimed by her Uncle Cedric, an outwardly respectable and prosperous solicitor. But he is also a ruthless criminal mastermind who will stop at nothing to secure the fortune to which Billie is sole heiress. Confident of his superior strength and cunning, he foolishly overlooks the fact that she is her father´s daughter: resourceful, quick witted, and ready to seize any chance she can to escape his deadly clutches and return to her beloved Aunt Liz. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Dover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000905/bk_twuk_000905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Music-CD Von Liro Rantala Der finnische Pianist Iiro Rantala widmet sich dem musikalischen Erbe John Lennons und interpretiert Klassiker, aber auch weniger bekannte Songs neu und bewahrt den Kern der Stücke. „My Working Class Hero“ -- eine Hymne auf John Lennon in der Sprache des Jazz. 1 Norwegian Wood ( Lennon, John|McCartney, Paul) 05:17 2 Working Class Hero ( Lennon, John ) 04:48 3 Just Like Starting Over ( Lennon, John ) 06:02 4 Because ( Lennon, John|McCartney, Paul) 04:41 5 Woman ( Lennon, John) 07:04 6 Imagine ( Lennon, John ) 04:42 7 Help ( Lennon, John|McCartney, Paul) 04:42 8 Watching The Wheels ( Lennon, John ) 05:31 9 Oh My Love ( Lennon, John|Ono, Yoko ) 03:39 10 In My Life ( Lennon, John|McCartney, Paul) 04:40 11 Happy Xmas, War Is Over ( Lennon, John|Ono, Yoko) 05:59 12 All You Need Is Love ( Lennon, John|McCartney, Paul) 04:43 Hier finden Sie noch mehr Interessantes zur Finnland-Kultur
The spellbinding tale of hustler Edgar Laplante - the king of Jazz Age con artists - who becomes the victim of his own dangerous game.Edgar Laplante was a small-time grifter, an erstwhile vaudeville performer, and an unabashed charmer. But after years of playing thankless gigs and traveling with medicine shows, he decided to undertake the most demanding and bravura performance of his life. In the fall of 1917, Laplante reinvented himself as Chief White Elk: war hero, sports star, civil rights campaigner, Cherokee nation leader - and total fraud.Under the pretenses of raising money for struggling Native American reservations, Laplante dressed in buckskins and a feathered headdress and traveled throughout the American West, narrowly escaping exposure and arrest each time he left town. When the heat became too much, he embarked upon a lucrative continent-hopping tour that attracted even more enormous crowds, his cons growing in proportion to the adulation of his audience. As he moved through Europe, he spied his biggest mark on the Riviera: a prodigiously rich Hungarian countess, who was instantly smitten with the con man. The countess bankrolled a lavish trip through Italy that made Laplante a darling of the Mussolini regime and a worldwide celebrity, soaring to unimaginable heights on the wings of his lies. But then, at the pinnacle of his improbable success, Laplante’s overreaching threatened to destroy him....In King Con, Paul Willetts brings this previously untold story to life in all its surprising absurdity, showing us how our tremendous capacity for belief and our longstanding obsession with celebrity can make fools of us all - and proving that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006327/bk_rand_006327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins his hero Dean Moriarty, a traveller and mystic, the living epitome of beat, on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream. A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac´s exhilarating novel swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion. One of the most influential and important novels of the 20th century, On the Road is the book that launched the beat generation and remains the bible of that literary movement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Dillon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/000856/bk_bbcw_000856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fuer Klavierspieler gibt es ein Klavierarrangement und fuer Keyboarder, Gitarristen und Saenger eine Leadsheet-Version mit Noten, Text und Akkorden. Zusaetzlich sind nochmals alle Songtexte als reine Textseiten abgedruckt.Mit 2 professionellen Playback-CDs zum Mitsingen oder Mitspielen.Ideal auch als begleitende Spielliteratur zu jeder Klavier- Keyboard oder Gesangsschule.Inhalt:1. 99 Luftballons - Nena2. Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime - Nena3. A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton4. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera5. Aicha - Outlandish6. Angels - Robbie Williams7. Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit8. Feel - Robbie Williams9. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day10. Come Undone - Robbie Williams11. From Zero To Hero - Sarah Connor12. Dragostea Din Tei - O-Zone13. Dreamer - Ozzy Osbourne14. Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten15. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams16. Everytime - The Flames17. Für Dich - Yvonne Catterfeld18. Geile Zeit - Juli19. I Believe - Joana Zimmer20. It´s Over Now - Natasha Thomas21. Just More - Wonderwall22. Killing Me Softly - Fugees23. Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams24. Living To Love You - Sarah Connor25. Leuchtturm ( New Version) - Nena26. Liebe ist - Nena27. Mensch - Herbert Grönemeyer28. Symphonie - Silbermond29. Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira30. Mad World - Michael Andrews Feat. Gary Jules31. Perfekte Welle - Juli32. Mandy - Westlife33. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion34. Sick And Tired - Anastacia35. Somethin´ Stupid - Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman36. Summer Sunshine - The Corrs37. This Love - Maroon 538. We Have A Dream - Deutschland sucht den Superstar39. White Flag - Dido40. Without You - Mariah Carrey