A rarely seen filmed performance by the splendid Miles Davis septet, recorded live in Warsaw in 1983 - with saxophonist Bill Evans and guitarist John Scofield. This fabulous, complete concert was filmed shortly after Miles Davis recorded his celebrated album 'Star People' - and features many of the compositions from the album, although it hadn`t actually yet been released when they performed in Poland. Bill Evans (the sax player) had been replaced by Branford Marsalis on the original studio versions of 'That`s Right' and 'Code M.D.'
Stan Getz was invited to perform a concert with a local rhythm section in Warsaw, Poland, in 1960; he was sufficiently impressed with the trio to join them for a brief studio session afterwards. While this five-song set isn't flawless, as Getz has some problems with repeated reed squeaking in the rendition of "Cherokee," the all-standards program is otherwise very enjoyable, with excellent sound. Getz is in total control with the lush take of "Darn That Dream," as he makes a delayed entrance following pianist Andrzej Trzaskowski, who proves himself to be a thoughtful accompanist and soloist. Bassist Roman Dylag and drummer Andrzej Dabrowski also get high marks. This compilation is rounded out with two tracks from a 1974 concert in Warsaw by a working edition of the Stan Getz Quartet, with pianist Albert Dailey, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Billy Hart. The tenor saxophonist again gets a little sloppy with atypical reed squeaks in both tracks, which include an extended, exciting workout of Chick Corea's "La Fiesta" and an old favorite, Jobim's "Desafinado." Getz fans will definitely want to acquire this obscure Polish CD.
In October, 1991 four nights of jazz concerts were held in Warsaw, Poland as part of a 30-year-old tradition, Jazz Jamboree. The venue selected was the Operetka House, essentially an old wood structure in downtown Warsaw. The sound, however, was resinate in the ornate hall and many of the jazz artists that performed over the four-day period commented on the incredible acoustics…
'Kishori Amonkar' is a gifted 'Indian Classical Singer' who has a great talent absorbed through her mother from the years of vigorous practice. In this particular live album recorded Live At Kensington Town Hall, London On 9th April, 2000, she rendered 'Raga Bhimpalai', A Late Afternoon Raga (Belongs to Thaat Kafi) in its entirety in a detailed Khayal style mesmerizing the audience with her great command on the Raga. The performance can be divided into three parts basically, starts with a Short Alap and then proceeds to a hour long set in Moderate (Vilambit) 16 beat Teentaal. The performance concludes unusually set in 12 Beat faster Ektaal than the usuall 6 beat faster Teentaal. IMHO, Another Outstanding performance which I proudly presenting you to enjoy. Heartily Recommended.