Words are not just words
they are kisses
on the lips of silence
that speak of your essence
~Vesna~

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Messin' Around - Molly Johnson


How much I love Molly? Let me count: 1, 2, 3...:)) What am I counting? There is no measure for her loveliness and charm. Every time I hear her singing or even better see her performing I am bedazzled, enchanted, jazzed to to the bone.
Molly makes me smile, she makes me cry, she takes me places...Her voice is distinctive, husky, sexy, sassy, unforgettable, all of that and more. Her style is laid back, yet she is always fully present, here, with you, now. Truly, you gotta love Molly. I sure do.

I saw her performing with piano player Robi Botos and bass player Mike Downes, they are both absolutely brilliant.

Please, enjoy the music...I promise, it will make you happy:)

Love,
Vesna




Messin' Around
(lyrics C. Ross/M. Johnson)

Take a walk down any street
Take a look at the people you meet
Hurried in their world rushing b
Well hey, they don’t really see, that there is a


Time to take things slow
There’s a time to just get down
There’s a time… for just messing around


Where ya goin
Take a look at the people you meet
Hurried in their world rushing by
Well hey, they don’t really see, that there is a


Time to take things slow
There’s a time to just get down
There’s a time… for just messing around


Time to take things slow
There’s a time to just get down
There’s a time… for just messing around


Everybody’s moving fast
Nothing here is ever gonna last
Things you try to hold and touch
Quickly moove in to the past


Time to take things slow
There’s a time to just get down
There’s a time… for just messing around


Time to take things slow
There’s a time to just get down
There’s a time… for just messing around




Mark Mclean: Drums And Cymbals, Cowbell
Mike Downes: Bass
Andrew Craig: Fender Rhodes
Craig Ross: Guitar
Horn Arrangement: Steven Mackinnon
Background Vocals: Micah Barnes, Billy Newton Davis And Andrew Craig

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Breezin'



Breezin'


A look at
The branches
Now nude and dark
Their curves are
Awaiting a new spark


Soon
It will be Spring
Green will be "In"
Again
Wind will please
The skin
Like a tease
of a Springlicious breeze


Vesna
25/02/2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

George Shearing - Lullaby Of Birdland


George Shearing - Lullaby Of Birdland

Born blind, Shearing was a self-taught musician, the youngest of nine children of a London coal man. In a career spent almost entirely in the U.S., he won fame, fortune and eventually a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth for a lifetime of elegant jazz.

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Music lives on...

Love,
Vesna

Sunday, February 13, 2011

100th Post

It's a constant flow


Love lives through me
Travels somewhere
From now to the next hour
From here to over there
I don't mind being a vessel
I don't mind to add a little something to it
I don't mind to join it with your love
On the contrary
I love it

Vesna
13/2/2011

This is my 100th blog post here.
Not that it matters really...Numbers are just numbers.

What matters is that you are reading it and smiling now:)))

Happy Valentine's Day!

My little gift...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Gate



Kurt Elling shares his thoughts about the songs on The Gate:

Quote:
1. “Matte Kudasai”
I have been a King Crimson fan since I was in college. This reminds me of some of my happiest times and I always wanted a reason to record this song and tip my cap to them. John Patitucci came up with the lead line and I think it only required two takes. It was one of the first pieces we recorded, and it set the tone for the album.

2. “Steppin’ Out”
Bob Belden had been working with Nicholas Payton and he played me Nick’s big band version of this Joe Jackson song. It had a really swinging atmosphere that I wished to emulate.

3. “Come Running to Me”
My daughter, who is 5, is so inspiring to me. This is my gift to her.

4. “Norwegian Wood”
Pianist Laurence Hobgood came up with a terrific arrangement. I knew I wanted a guitar, and John McLean’s brooding, thoughtful solo was perfect.

5. “Blue in Green”
We approached this with Miles Davis in mind. It’s not a lot of notes, but it’s the right notes. The changes – written by Davis and Bill Evans – are so beautiful and flexible, and being able to double up on the vocals is something we can never do live. There are several versions of lyrics for this composition, and I chose to go with the best one out there – courtesy of Al Jarreau.

6. “Samurai Cowboy”
This was first recorded 15 years ago on Marc Johnson’s “Bass Desires.” For me, this is true vocalese.

7. “After the Love Has Gone”
Laurence and I were in Los Angeles to do some recording. The session started at midnight and this Earth, Wind & Fire gem just felt like the right one to try.

8. “Golden Lady”
I don’t know how you can be a contemporary musician and not love Stevie Wonder and his brilliance. I strive to do songs that are not so obvious, and the musicians were dubious when I suggested it, but I had worked it out on the road.

9. “Nighttown, Lady Bright”
Nightlife is so significant in the jazz experience. You perform at night, you finish the gig and then drive off or take the train. You see so many empty cities, with just a few people out – slick streets and the things Duke Ellington writes about in the spoken word portion of the song. Part of being a jazz musician means investigating jazz history and not only remembering the beautiful parts, but conveying them in a way that helps people fall in love with the jazz idiom as well.



All I can say is I can't wait to open 'The Gate' :)
Thank you for stopping by,
Hugs,
Vesna