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Germany’s Christian Brass Ensembles Stay True to Their Roots
Deutsche Welle – Jun 22, 2007
Their original aim was to mimic human voices as closely as possible Heger said. The brass orchestras do play swing and jazz music but chorales are one of the “main pillars of our work” Silaschi said. Chorales generally written for four parts were originally intended for vocal choirs or church congregations and are a staple of Protestant church music. Like a vocal choir each part can be played by an unlimited number of instrumentalists — which is a significant difference to other well-known brass formations like American army bands or British brass bands. Just last week several thousand musicians of all ages gathered in Essen for the annual National Brass Festival which is sponsored by the German version of the YMCA. And at the beginning of the month composer and trumpet player Markus Stockhausen opened the German Protestant Church Day by conducting 1500 brass players on the banks of the Rhine River in Cologne.
New York Times – Jun 22, 2007
(Chinen)RSWELL RUDD’S MALICL (Thursday) A few years ago the veteran trombonist Roswell Rudd teamed up with Toumani Diabate a virtuoso on the kora or West African lute to make a surprising album called “Malicool” (Sunnyside). Rudd presents that music here with a good substitute player Kadialy Kouyate. At 7:30 and 9:30 p. Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street Manhattan (212) 576-2232 jazzstandard.
Spectacular Carnival Unveils the Multi-Million Dollar Transformation…
Al-Bawaba – Jun 22, 2007
sama Dabbas Minister of Tourism saw the hotel lit up for a spectacular event with fire breathers stilt walkers and live jazz music keeping approximately 1000 guests entertained in the build up to the cutting of the giant red ribbon wrapped around the hotel’s exterior. The multiple award-winning hotel has given a complete face-lift to 300 of its guestrooms 34 suites in addition to its four presidential and royal suites. The new rooms have been lavishly appointed with specially commissioned furniture paintings and carpeting and have been fully equipped with the latest state of the art technology. The presidential and royal suites are a unique design decorated with fine fabrics specially designed furnishings and original artworks providing the visitor the impression of a private home. Le Meridien Amman’s renovations included the introduction of new business center in addition to The Royal Club Lounge which has also been elegantly re-designed by the world renowned LRF Designers International Ltd-UK.
Music Review | Bill Dixon
New York Times – Jun 22, 2007
” Whitney Balliett wrote those words in 1965 bestowing a serious subculture with a modicum of approval. By his estimation jazz’s first two revolutions had been spearheaded respectively by… And the rensanz Foundation will probably be packed as it was Tuesday and Wednesday. Balliett might or might not have been right to say that the new music suddenly found an audience in 1965; what matters is that it’s still finding one and that the feeling of suddenness still applies. The Vision Festival continues through Sunday at the Angel rensanz Foundation 172 Norfolk Street Lower East Side; visionfestival.