Post by wolfgang1959 on Jan 30, 2017 13:19:51 GMT -6
I wrote a Review for Amazon Germany. For all of you who are familiar enough with the german Language, feel free to comment. I will try to post a Review in English here in the next days. It will take a bit time...
Post by eulenspiegel on Jan 31, 2017 9:58:53 GMT -6
I’ve known this precious soul since she was knee-high to a grasshopper, and now at 15 years old, she has just released her 6th studio album, “Into the Blue”...I am so proud of you Lady Fleeze Kneeze, and I want to thank you for being a role model to all the little ladies out there. Keep your head high, your heart higher, and your morale the highest!...
"The immediate charm of pianist Emily Bear is that she is a mid-teenager,,,a musically preconscious one at that. The 15-year old enfant terrible releases a brief EP, Into the Blue (her seventh recording) into an already crowded jazz trio market. Over five original compositions and one standard ("My Favorite Things") Bear demonstrates a capability well beyond her age, one that promises much. Supported by bassist Peter Salvov and drummer Mark McLean. Bear tears percussively through her short and tightly composed originals "Old Office" and "Je Ne Sais Pas," before showing her willowy ballad chops on "Araignee." "Tiger Lily" returns to up-tempo form, descending figures over a light, almost stride, beat. On "My Favorite Things" the pianist surprises with an emotional depth translated into a mature lyricism. "
"As cinco composições da pianista teenager são as seguintes: Old office (3m40), impulsionada por acordes rímicos que remetem a A night in Tunisia, de Dizzy Gillespie; Je ne sais pas (5m05), de melodia e batida em clima de “bossa nova”; Indigo (4m30), tema também meio “bossa”, mas de melancolia mais acentuada; Araingnée (2m45) – “aranha”, em francês – uma adaptação feita por Emily da trilha sonora que fez para um filme animado sobre duas aranhas em disputa para criar teias inspiradas em obras de arte famosas; Tiger Lily (3m40), tema que lembra It's over now, de Thelonious Monk, desenvolvido pela pianista num toma-lá-dá-cá com o baterista McLean."
google transl. The five compositions of the teenager pianist are as follows: Old office (3m40), driven by chordological chords that refer to Dizzy Gillespie's A night in Tunisia; Je ne sais pas (5m05), of melody and beat in "bossa nova" climate; Indigo (4m30), theme also half "bossa", but with more pronounced melancholy; Araingnée (2m45) - "Spider" in French - an adaptation made by Emily of the soundtrack that made for an animated film about two disputed spiders to create webs inspired by famous works of art; Tiger Lily (3m40), theme that recalls Thelonious Monk's It's Over Now, developed by the pianist in a take-a-go with drummer McLean.
Mike Greenblatt "Into The Blue (Edston Records) by pianist/composer Emily Bear is a thoroughly delightful trio romp that ends with a stunning interpretation of John Coltrane’s arrangement of “My Favorite Things” from the 1959 Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The five originals preceding it are buoyed not only by Bear’s darting mosquito-like zippiness but by her two stellar mates. Bassist Peter Slavov came out of his native Bulgaria to achieve greatness with Joe Lovano’s Us Five Band. Canadian drummer Mark McLean leads his own band and has laid down beats for a multitude of superstars including Billy Joel and the late George Michael. Together, they hum like a well-tuned automobile racing around curves, stopping on a dime and never coming up short. They both seem preternaturally attuned to this gifted pianist’s detours and sharp lefts. Into The Blue is the follow-up to Bear’s Diversity debut, produced by Quincy Jones, who discovered her at age seven. Oh, did I mention she’s 15?"
Post by wolfgang1959 on Mar 29, 2017 12:25:16 GMT -6
As far as I can see, there has been no discussion, or a Review of Emily‘s EP on this Board. For me, its a bit surprising, because a lot of time has passed since “Diversity”. I guess, we all awaited the new Album eagerly.
If so, why this Silence on all channels? Is there really no more to say then “I have mine, and I am satisfied?” Although my English isn’t that good, I will try to express my Impressions as accurate as possible.
For me, this EP is a mixed Bag. Here is why. The List should help to form simple Sentences:
1. First I want to say that I am mostly interested in Jazz. 2. These recordings are probably the result of a single recording Session. May be there were planned more, but that never happened. So it was not possible to reject the weaker Tracks. 3. In my Opinion, this weaker Tracks are “Indigo” and especially “Araignee”, because this tune is for a movie and not really a Jazz tune. 4. Tunes like “134 West” (a better fit for the EP, in my Opinion) and her last version of “Old Office” (as you can see on Youtube) have proven that Emily has further developed since 2015, and I wish to hear the Emily from 2017, not from 2015 with tunes she wrote years ago. Perhaps I am to impatient…
That said, over all, I don’t regret that I bought the Album. Compare it with other Jazz Pianists, and you will get an idea of what Emily has accomplished when she was 14 Years old. And I prefer to play Music from my Stereo Unit rather than from Youtube. I am awaiting the things to come, especially a Jazz-CD with more and fresh Tracks. But, of course, I am looking forward to her Pop-CD too. I will give it a try. It was long ago that I purchased a Pop-CD!
eulenspiegel: @don @wolfgang am 30. Juni schon mal in der Schweiz http://www.openairguide.net/festivals/schweiz/blues-n-jazz/emily-bear
Mar 19, 2017 16:26:21 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: and 2nd time Steamboat Springs, July 8
Mar 19, 2017 23:04:12 GMT -6
Levi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GpZNlfvPQY The Beatles, Roll Over Beethoven
Mar 20, 2017 0:38:07 GMT -6
Levi: The Beatles and especially the Rolling Stones were influenced by Chuck Berry. Keith Richards style is basically Chuck Berry guitar riffs.[br]https://youtu.be/l2sTmWr7ISY "Oh Carol",the Rolling Stones live, From the album 'GET YER YA-YA'S OUT!'
Mar 20, 2017 0:42:33 GMT -6
mastersgttom: According to concertsforamerica.com there is going to be a live broadcast of tonights event at 8:30pm EDT. Just go to the website and refresh the provided link at the designated time. A great opportunity to see Emily perform live. Hope it works.
Mar 20, 2017 10:33:43 GMT -6
wolfgang1959: Unfortunately bad timing for us here in Germany...
Mar 20, 2017 12:37:25 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: I hope its not only on facebook... if this really works here....
Mar 20, 2017 15:44:59 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: It does not work with my ipad. So perhaps someone can tell me afterwards. It seems that everything Mr Rudetzky streams, broadcasts is only for the elite. That cannot be true.
Mar 20, 2017 21:31:44 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: @stephenadams how is it?
Mar 20, 2017 21:37:51 GMT -6
mastersgttom: Sorry for those who live across the Atlantic that weren't able to get the live stream. Emily played a medley of songs I wasn't completely familiar with except the Bumble Boogie which ended the medley. She was great as usual. Nice ovation.
Mar 20, 2017 21:47:43 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: It works now and I found her part as Rudetzky told to show off 1:14::00 ff http://www.playbill.com/article/watch-concert-for-america-live-stream-with-chita-rivera-and-hamilton-stars
Mar 20, 2017 22:20:29 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: @don public, not public, sharing, not sharing???
Mar 21, 2017 4:04:53 GMT -6