amaah + live   45

The Nicholas Payton Quintet - Live at the Village Vanguard 12.14.97
I saw this band 6 months later and they were on fire riding on the energy of Payton's Place.
Music  live  jazz  virtuosity 
july 2017 by amaah
Prince - LoveSexy Dortmund '88
the purple one at his peak... I have worn out the vhs of this show
music  soul  funk  rock  live  concert  virtuosity  prince 
may 2015 by amaah
D'Angelo Paradiso 2015
some nights everything comes together
music  live  soul  funk  virtuosity  D'Angelo 
march 2015 by amaah
Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson (Hannover, 1972) - YouTube
listen to Bean on "I got it bad and that ain't good" and observe Oscar Peterson almost swoon at the delicacy of the horn. Heavenly
music  concert  performance  jazz  video  virtuosity  live 
september 2013 by amaah
Prince - When You Were Mine / If I had a Harem - LoveSexy Tour Dortmund
priceless for the guitar in If had a harem and the lyrics of course
humour  guitar  rock  blues  soul  virtuosity  prince  concert  live  music 
october 2012 by amaah
Meshell Ndegeocello: The Songs Of Prince, Faithfully Reimagined
Meshell Ndegeocello covering Prince... After hearing her freak Dirty Mind a couple of years ago, I knew that she and her band would be up to the task. Let's hope there's a live album released
music  soul  meshell  MeShellNdegeOcello  funk  live  review  culture  appreciation  prince 
june 2011 by amaah
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On / What's Happening Brother
with the Funk brothers laying in the cut, Brother James Jamerson's bass on the low end theory, some conga drums and above all Marvin's beautiful voice. A live, jazzy soulful masterpiece.
music  soul  video  marvingaye  culture  black  observation  griots  griot  virtuosity  live 
june 2011 by amaah
José James - Blackmagic (live)
the golden boy of jazz, the swagger of Sinatra, the voice of Johnny Hartman
music  voice  jazz  soul  concert  live  virtuosity  cool 
april 2010 by amaah
Count Basie - Nob's Blues
that's why they call it improvisation.... lord have mercy
music  blues  performance  CountBasie  jazz  live  video  virtuosity 
january 2010 by amaah
Jimmy Fallon's house band, the Roots, is one reason the show is a must-see
After finessing the Smurfs' theme, it's on to Zapp's "Computer Love" for another guest, Joshua Topolsky, editor of tech-blog Engadget. But by the time the bridge rolls around, the Roots have transformed the tune into something all their own.

"This is how a song gets made," Thompson says, flashing a gigantic smile, his drumsticks slowly bending the Zapp beat into a Roots beat. "We'll [mess] around, then we'll Rubik's Cube it."
music  creativeprocess  hip-hop  live  creativity  theroots  culture 
december 2009 by amaah
Meshell's Moods
I'll get to the whys, wherefores and textures of their sound but should get the hyperbole off my chest upfront. Simply put, Meshell NdegeOcello's band is the coldest band since The Revolution circa 1985.
music  soul  rock  funk  review  concert  live  appreciation  mood  virtuosity  MeShellNdegeOcello  meshell  toli 
november 2009 by amaah
Meshell Ndegeocello & friends perform in Seattle
The coldest band since The Revolution perform in Seattle - this is more laidback than the Oakland show which was fierce and emotional.
music  soul  rock  funk  meshell  concert  live  MeShellNdegeOcello 
november 2009 by amaah
Omar Live Performance "Essensual"
the whole concert is online including Music, This is not a love song, Little Boy and covers Everyone loves the sunshine and Be Thankful
music  soul  concert  live  Omar 
april 2009 by amaah
Badu mixes it up onstage
review of last night's concert. The Roots should never be an opening act, they should have been the main event especially with Erykah Badu in full eclectic mode ala Zap Mama. Good concert though.
music  review  live  concert  theroots  erykahbadu  soul  hip-hop 
june 2008 by amaah
Jose James live concert
akin to Bilal in that there is a hip-hop aesthetic and thus he's thoroughly modern but this is a jazz singer with a soul vibe rather than Bilal's soul singer with a jazz vibe. Sounds like Johnny Hartman, Jon Lucien and Andy Bey.
jazz  music  live  soul  urban  voice 
may 2008 by amaah
Portishead in Portishead
Live in the studio. They are their own thing
music  live  performance  voice  mood  rock  hip-hop  virtuosity  electric 
april 2008 by amaah
Long live Prince's purple reign
the priapic purple enigma. He's in a trademark salacious mood, prancing around the stage and flirting with his microphone stand, his dancers, his band and his fans. He is coaxing extraordinary sounds out of his guitar (also purple). He is in complete cont
review  appreciation  music  Prince  soul  funk  rock  live  concert  virtuosity 
august 2007 by amaah
Nothing compares 2 Prince
sounds like a rousing start to the man's 3 week engagement at the millennium dome... Maceo is guesting it seems... 6 hours including the aftershow... bootlegs anyone? "He makes his contemporaries look like pusillanimous amateurs."
review  music  Prince  appreciation  funk  live  soul 
august 2007 by amaah
Gil Scott-Heron - Winter in America
Virtuosity. Gil Scott-Heron and his Amnesia Express performing live in concert on March 14, 1990 in London, UK.
music  soul  jazz-funk  poetry  lyricism  live  concert  video  GilScott-Heron  wist  amnesia  USA  America  culture  history  decline  fall  B-movie  prescience  observation  perception  cool  urban  griot  social  insight  virtuosity  SocialLiving  griots 
july 2007 by amaah
Prince Videos
a treasure trove of Prince video performances including concert footage of the Revolution, the Sign of the Times and Lovesexy bands (including Miles Davis on stage!). goodness gracious me...
Prince  music  video  live  performance  soul  funk 
february 2007 by amaah
The History of Go-Go
a short history of go-go music from it's roots in Washington DC's clubs in the late 60s Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, TroubleFunk, Rare Essence and EU.
music  go-go  soul  funk  drum  black  live  washington  dc  history  culture  drums  african-american 
august 2005 by amaah
Cooking with Rokia Traoré
I mention all this because in many ways, Rokia Traoré's performance with her eight piece band last Friday reminded me of those landmark albums, in conception, in attitude and especially in the flawless execution.
music  Africa  mali  Rokia  Traore  youth  concert  review  live  MilesDavis  jazz  Cambridge  toli  virtuosity 
april 2005 by amaah
Vibing with Abbey Lincoln
Now mind you there was a little trepidation: when you start calling someone 'living legend', you are subconsciously wondering just how much longer she'll be living.
jazz  music  concert  review  live  AbbeyLincoln  vocals  NewYork  singers  greats  cool  legend  obsession  toli 
october 2004 by amaah
Amel Larrieux Breaking Through
Last Thursday, Amel Larriux gave what Art Blakey used to call a "cooking session" at the Regattabar - the kind that gets your juices flowing or,to mix my metaphors, a shot across the bow, as it were.
music  soul  jazz  concert  live  review  cool  fun  enthusiasm  Philadelphia  NewYork  AmelLarrieux  Philly  theRoots  virtuosity  toli 
october 2004 by amaah

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