“Sax” (Used 8 times)
Noise_Problems on 03/23/2012 at 03:00PM
Thomas "Tommy Tornado" Streutgers is a 31 year old saxophonist from The Netherlands. A saxophone player "who is so connected to his instrument that he has blown more air through his mouthpiece than he has exhalled!" At just 17 he won the Big Boss Jazz Award and has been a rising star ever since...
His first solo album "Sunrise" was released in 2009 on RRR Rude Rich Records with features from Jamaican legends like Dennis Alcapone and Winston Francis and other upcoming international artists like Osagyefo and Soulmack.
The CD release party at the Pacific Parc club in Amsterdam was memorable with Tommy Tornado and a "Dynamite" horn section performing many of his new cuts backed up by The Rude Rich & the High Notes, one of Hollands greatest reggae acts.
Noise_Problems on 02/15/2012 at 04:33PM
The Bayan (the Russian button accordion) pushes, the saxophone flatters and lyrics tell about gangster stories, backyard songs of love, passion, alcohol and prison.
La Minor comes from St. Petersburg, but do have a partiality for Odessa. Indeed the alleys and bars of these two cities have a lot in common with their European charm. La Minor plays cabaret and street chanson, Russian folk, jazz and klezmer. "They resurrect part of the atmosphere of the Odessa of the 20’s to 40’s. Their songs sound like musical detective stories about little rascals and tragic loves, joyful and melancholic at the same time. Thieves and police men, whores and undercover agents crowd the urban underworld of La Minor songs. The gentle-tender maternal nature of the Russian language makes the tough stories touching and timeless."
La Minor live at Pacific Parc was one fine evening and it is a fine recording. The mood transpires all over the microphones. Time seemed to stand still but the music kept on playing and the crowd dancing. So it was split into two volumes Vol.1 & Vol.2 На здоровье!
Noise_Problems on 02/13/2012 at 10:55AM
Ethiopique jazz in Amsterdam Ethio Event #1. Imperial Tiger Orchestra live at the OCCII 20/11/2009.