Weer een talent in de kiem gesmoord en toegetreden tot de club Forever 98.quote:
quote:Op maandag 4 januari 2016 09:30 schreef Elfletterig het volgende:
Zangeres Annie de Reuver (98) is overleden, meldt de NOS: http://nos.nl/artikel/207(...)er-98-overleden.html
quote:Canadian jazz star Paul Bley dies aged 83
Canadian pianist Paul Bley has died aged 83. His record company ECM confirmed that the musician, who lived in the US, passed away at his home in 3 January. One of the jazz world’s greatest and most innovative artists, over a 60-year career he released over 100 albums, toured widely, and collaborated with jazz greats including Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins and Evan Parker.
He was a key part of the free jazz revolution in New York in the 1960s and an early explorer of the Moog synthesiser’s jazz potential, featuring electronics in his music from the late 60s.
“Bley’s command of the keyboard, the density of his improvisations... and the breadth of his knowledge make him a massive figure in jazz - though not as widely celebrated as some,” wrote John Fordham, reviewing a solo show of his in London in October 1987.
Here’s one of his most celebrated recordings, Ornette Coleman’s Ramblin’.
Stayin' Alive is a HOAX...quote:
quote:French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez has died at the age of 90.
His family said the world-renowned musician died on Tuesday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany.
"For all those who met him and were able to appreciate his creative energy, his artistic vigour... will remain alive and strong," they said.
As well as being a world-famous composer, Boulez was a prolific writer and pianist and was also known as the head of the Paris Philharmonic.
He was the founder and former director of the Paris based Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique and was also famed for his work alongside leading experimental composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Olivier Messiaen.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls paid tribute to Boulez on Twitter: "Courage, innovation, creativity, this is what Pierre Boulez meant to the world of French music, of which he made a beacon of light throughout the world."
Born in the Loire region of France in 1925, Boulez began his musical career at the Conservatoire in Paris, one of the world's most celebrated music schools.
He graduated in 1945 and, still only 21, became musical director of the theatre company of Jean-Louis Barrault and Madeleine Renaud.
During this period he composed violent early pieces such as his first two piano sonatas and Livre Pour Quatuor for the string quartet.
Boulez's career as a conductor took off in the 1950s, during which time he performed with the Sudwestfunk (South-West German Radio).
He also began acting as guest conductor for some of Europe's leading orchestras and festivals.
Boulez's talent led him to be more and more in demand and by the 1960s he was appearing widely as a conductor, going on to become chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
His creative output declined until he became director of the experimental music studio, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), in the 1970s, where he had access to the latest computer technology.
Boulez stepped down from this position in 1991 to devote more time to composing and conducting.
In 1996 he won a Grammy for his recording of Debussy's La Mer with the Cleveland Orchestra, and won again in 2002 for Boulez Conducts Varese (Ameriques; Arcana; Deserts; Ionisation) with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Precies, volgens mij heeft Ben z'n swingbeat liefde daardoor opgedaan.quote:
Volgens mij is er in 2016 nog geen dag geweest zonder...quote:
quote:Soul singer Otis Clay died aged 73 in his hometown of Chicago yesterday evening (January 8) after suffering a heart attack.
The Hall of Fame member and Grammy nominee's manager, Miki Mulvehil, told Associated Press that Clay was preparing for a tour and had been nominated for two Blues Music Awards – one for his 2015 Billy Price collaboration album 'This Time For Real' and one for Soul Blues Music Artist.
His collaborator Price today commented, “After the shock of this wore off a little, I was left with a feeling of gratitude to have known him. I had the opportunity to sing with him and to learn from one of the true masters of the genre I work in. We first sang together in 1983, and I have so many memories of the great shows we did together over the years.”
Clay was born in 1942 and grew up in Waxhaw Mississippi, singing at church. He joined various gospel groups in Chicago during the 50s and started to record secular music in 1965 after signing with One-derful! Records. His first hit was 1967's 'That's How It Is (When You're in Love)'.
He moved to Hi Records, where Al Green was a labelmate, in 1971, and in 1980 released the original version of 'The Only Way Is Up' on his own label Echo Records. In 2008 he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.
His most recent album, 'This Time for Real' was recorded with Billy Price in 2014 and released in 2015. Price commented, “There were so many twists and turns with that album, and lots of times when it seemed like it wasn't going to happen. So I'm glad to not be full of regret over something that might have happened but didn't."