The News Review:
- Haunting Soundtracks: Jazz With a Polish Accent
- Wednesday ‘” May 21
- Count Basie: The Man and His Music Pt. 2
- Diverse Roma culture takes center stage in Prague
- Sia | Music Artist | Videos News Photos & Ringtones | MTV
Haunting Soundtracks: Jazz With a Polish Accent
New York Times – May 21, 2008
Stanko’s regular working quartet — a first-time collaboration that worked out gracefully — and the music became more jagged more grooving and in many ways more American. But in fact it was all Polish. In addition to pieces by Mr. Stanko the group was performing music by the Polish film composer Krzysztof Komeda who died in 1969 and with whom Mr. Stanko used to play. Komeda is still best known for the soundtracks he wrote for.
Wednesday ‘” May 21
NEWS.com.au – May 21, 2008
35 Leading the Way. 11 Mid-Week Jazz and Swing. 30pm National Radio News… 11 The Chamber Music Hour. Noon Jazz on the Terrace. 30 Launch Pad (new broadcasters).
Count Basie: The Man and His Music Pt. 2
NPR – May 21, 2008
By merging the sounds of his musical upbringing in Harlem and Kansas City he developed a unique brand of swinging blues that made audiences across the world want to dance. In early 1930s Kansas City Bennie Moten’s band was the toast of the town. But as Moten’s band was primed to break through to national attention the bandleader died suddenly in 1935. In the aftermath the atmosphere within the Moten band was not the same and Basie soon left to pursue his own vision. He landed his first gig as a bandleader at the Club Reno in Kansas City and quickly assembled the nucleus of his new group: walking bassist Walter Page drummer Jo Jones and Basie’s own boogie-influenced piano playing… Finally there was the World War II draft which stripped away some of his best musicians. Changing tastes recording strikes and television lay ahead for Count Basie. In the coming years he would need to develop new ways to keep his band a major force in American music. Listen to NPR’s Basic Jazz Record Library:.
Diverse Roma culture takes center stage in Prague
Prague Post – May 21, 2008
Now during the last 10 years world festivals like Khamoro bring a wider possibility to know Roma music and dance from different countries and groups from all over the world. ” Next week’s festival will give Prague audiences an opportunity to see many facets of one of Europe’s most lustrous musical diamonds. For those interested in world music jazz or folk there will be no shortage of fascinating intersections to be found at Jazz Club Reduta Popocafépetl Kampa Museum and other venues. At the heart of the festival is the parade at noon Thursday May 29 through Old Town with its exuberant display of diversified human spirit. The only thing wrong with Khamoro is that its musical magic comes only once a year. The good news is that dance workshops will be held at Studio Zamba for those who wish to launch their own journey into the fascinating world of Roma dance and music. Darrell Jónsson can be reached at.
Sia | Music Artist | Videos News Photos & Ringtones | MTV
MTV.com – May 21, 2008
Boasting a powerful soulful voice she worked the Adelaide jazz circuit during the ’90s as a vocalist for the band Crisp. However the blonde blue-eyed antipodean’s big break came only after she followed… Soon after a string of big names in the British music scene asked for Sia’s services; projects with. In mid-2001 Sia once again made a splash on the U.