Led Zeppelin Jul03

Led Zeppelin

I was recently watching the Kennedy Center Honors for Led Zeppelin, which was back in December 2012 (I just discovered it through a friend’s Facebook link with the flashy title “Look at Robert Plant in tears!” so of course, I had to see him crying) It was the most touching performance, showing Heart perform “Stairway to Heaven”, their all-time-classic. Touching, because you could definitely see real emotion in Robert Plant’s eyes as they get watery, immediately as the song starts. But it was just as much of a treat to see the expression on Jimmy Page’s face as he listens. He really is impressed by how good Nancy Wilson is with the guitar. This coming from a living legend, considered by some as the best guitar player of all time, is no small feat. How can I describe the pleasure and approval on his face? You need to watch the video for yourself. As Heart kept unveiling surprises within the performance, both Plant and Page take pleasure in it like children. It starts off simple, with Ann and Nancy Wilson and a guitar. Then it keeps adding on drums, chorus, and lighting. Nothing extraordinary there, though it doesn’t hurt that they show the Obamas rocking to the music, also nodding their heads in approval. You also get to see Yo Yo Ma’s mini “head bang” during the infamous guitar solo…totally rocking to it, right before Ann Wilson sings “…And as we wind on down the road…!” you can really feel the build up and the audience’s anticipation right before that pivotal moment. I found that I got goosebumps and had to watch the thing over and over, which is something I always do when I sort of fall in love with a performance. It’s...

Jazz Playlist Apr23

Jazz Playlist

Here are some of the songs we take from a great musician, Kerem Görsev‘s Twitter, supporting the #cazhareketi jazz movement for Turkey. listen to the whole playlist on YouTube – BuildingOfficeTV Channel 47:18 minutes Art Tatum art tatum – blues in c (1954) Robert Farnon robert farnon – the way you look tonight robert farnon & george shearing – how beautiful is night Tony Bennett tony bennett – the shadow of your smile (1966) Frank Sinatra frank sinatra – call me irresponsible frank sinatra – fly me to the moon frank sinatra – for once in my lifetime frank sinatra – moon river frank sinatra – nice and easy frank sinatra – summer wind frank sinatra – the way you look tonight frank sinatra – witchcraft John Coltrane john coltrane & johnny hartman – dedicated to you Nat King Cole nat king cole – fascination Kerem Görsev began his adventure in music at the age of 6 when he started studying piano at the classical music conservatory in Istanbul. He continued his musical education at the Istanbul State Conservatory for twelve years until he started to play jazz. His first admirations were for Parker and Miles. After this, he has always liked bop and bebop music. This influence has been persistent throughout his professional life. Kerem Görsev never fails to mention how good he feels when listening to Bill Evans. In the early years of his career, he has performed at the various clubs in Istanbul both with Turkish and foreign musicians. He has performed in two concerts with Elvin Jones Jazz Machine in Eskisehir Festival in 1999. Recognized as a talented composer and pianist, he has started his recording with his first album “Hands and Lips” in 1994. Since then, he has produced a total of...