This song was written for the victims of the 2008 earthquake in China. This is one of my favorites from her albums. The tune is very Celtic.
edit: It's Japan, earthquake, humanitarianism, and cute girl wrapped into one. Yes, I'm damn proud of this post. ;D
That girl is beautiful...my goodness.
I see the celtic influence more imagery than music. The music sounds diatonic (7-note-tonality) rather than pentatonic (5-note-tonality); which a lot of celtic, asian and african music is based on. But I would guess that tibetan music traditionally is more pentatonic. That is my argument.
Here's a guy on youtube called paomigs. Pinoy in Oz. Solo guitarist. Playing a famous OPM love tune:
Post by lonerangerandtonto on Apr 1, 2011 20:33:30 GMT -5
Today my life changed somewhat.
Ive always been into fusion music. Exceptional players; they play improvised to a structure. Re-discovered Stanley Clarke, The Stanley Clarke Band. This band lineup is the bizness, they recorded an album in 2010, this tune is of it. It features a japanese jazz pianist called Hiromi Uehara. This woman blows the socks off my feet. She is a high spirit! This tune is called Labryinth, a latin harmony (descending minor sort of thing) Amazing arrangement.
Here's an old Stanley Clarke favourite. Hiromi is just pure here:
Her phrasings are...so elegant...ahhhh.
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^That's stunning. She's talented and lovely, you can tell she loves what she does; they all do. Have they been around for a long time? Some of those stills of Stanley in the first video look ebony-and-ivory-ish. ;D
Yann Tiersen never disappoints.
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Post by lonerangerandtonto on Apr 1, 2011 22:33:30 GMT -5
Yeah Stanley Clarke has been on the scene since the early/mid 1970s. He's one of those great musos that's played with the big names...well in jazz circles. Such a great composer and bass player. The band member line up is recent maybe last 3 years. Otherwise it changes. usually the case in most fusion combos, with a main artist name.
Like the Tiersen link. Great global sound. Tight drummer; like his beat and his sound, everyone else just floats around him and Tiersen does his thing. I kind of felt a strong european folk influence there. This reminds me...
This is Billy Childs. Jazz Chamber music:
If you like this sort of thing the ECM (European Contemporary Music) label has a lot of traditional and jazz artists.
Post by lonerangerandtonto on Apr 2, 2011 16:33:41 GMT -5
My name is Chris and i am pissed (joking cuz it rhymes)
I'll give you Aussie Rock! Silverchair -
Spaghetti ala ACDC. 'Back In Black'
Bryan Johnson 'You shook me all night long':
Used to play these tunes back in the day. Yeaaah!
Encore emmy! encore!
spaghetti is from italy. The djembe drum can be found in Ghana. And alaskan eskimoes sometimes eat whale meat. Back to martial training; like the ACDC vid!. Sometimes this doesnt go with that, that goes with this. Its all in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes...what does the beholder know about a situation. Name me one jazzer that hasn't got a mad side??? push them too far. Name me a jazzer that doesn't do kung fu. I know plenty that do. Plenty of rocknrollers wid a mad side.WTF! clues. LOL Only having a rant. Have a good evening!
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