Catégories
KoToNTeeJ

Nina Simone – Revolution (1969)

And now we got a revolution
Cause I see the face of things to come
Yeah, your Constitution
Well, my friend, it’s gonna have to bend
I’m here to tell you about destruction
Of all the evil that will have to end

[…]

Singin’ about a revolution
Because were talkin’ about a change
It’s more than just evolution
Well you know you got to clean your brain
The only way that we can stand in fact
Is when you get your foot off our back

Live Version @ Harlem Cultural Festival (1969)

I thought it was interesting that Nina Simone did a sort of answer to “Revolution.” That was very good–it was sort of like “Revolution,” but not quite. That I sort of enjoyed, somebody who reacted immediately to what I had said.

John Lennon, 1971
Unknown recording session: possibly rehearsal for Olympia concert in 1968
Catégories
KoToNTeeJ

Hiromi Uehara

Hiromi (Uehara) is a talented Japanese pianist and composer. Her latest piano solo album « Spectrum » was released in late 2019.

“I don’t want to put a name on my music. Other people can put a name on what I do. It’s just the union of what I’ve been listening to and what I’ve been learning. It has some elements of classical music, it has some rock, it has some jazz, but I don’t need to give it a name.”

– Hiromi
hiromi - piano

I discovered the most entertaining pianist I’ve ever seen through this famous video.

Hiromi – The Tom and Jerry Show

Hiromi is fast, and talented as many Japanese musicians are, in particular in Jazz music. She’s a great composer « with a creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop parameters, taking improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication. »

Return of Kung-Fu World Champion

Hiromi Uehara « Trio Project » – Warrior

Live @ Getxo Jazz 2014

Mr C.C. from Spectrum (2019)

Cover of the Beatles’ Blackbird

More Jazz on this blog.

Catégories
Design, art, etc

Mini-Figurines Lego de musiciens (via Minifigs)

Depuis tout petit, j’ai une passion pour les briques LEGO. D’ailleurs, lors de mon déménagement au Bénin, mes 3 cartons de LEGO m’ont suivi… Mon grand-père, qui était menuisier, m’avait même fabriqué une caisse sur mesure, avec tiroir et cases de rangement, pour que je puisse plus facilement transporter l’ensemble…

Les mini-figurines ont existé assez tôt, en complément de boîtes spécifiques telles que la station de police, la caserne de pompier ou les cosmonautes… Par la suite, il y en a eu beaucoup plus et lorsque mes filles ont eu leurs premières briques, le choix s’est élargi…

Le site Minifigs, dont la tagline est « Designed by us and custom printed onto genuine LEGO minifigure parts » propose à la vente une variété de figurines, thématiques ou non. Bien sûr, j’ai exploré la catégorie Musiciens.

Voici un choix personnel rapide de Minifigs : KISS, Queen, The Beatles & Daft Punk…

Tout ça donne envie, non ?