Morgan Maassen on Vimeo via Arthur from Eyeforce
Short but excellent documentary by Johan van der Keuken showing rare footage of Ben Webster in Amsterdam in 1967. He lived in Holland for four years.
Hero of the documentary? Ms. Hartlooper, his landlord from the Rivierenbuurt area in Amsterdam (see around 10’):
Ben, voordat you out geht, you eerst eten, manger?
And that sound from his horn in the ending shot… Pfff.
Little Fly from Esperanza Spalding. I’ve been listening a lot to her the last year and I think she is so amazing. What a talent. Great singer, great bass player, love her compositions.
Great read. This must be music lovers heaven.
Tom Peters’ Weekly Quote. So true.
Being Fierce with Jerry Colonna. Not ferocious. Have read quite a bit from Jerry but this is the first time I see him present. Truly a different voice.
Great pianist, exciting new sound! Check out this interview with Gideon to learn more.
Becca Stevens - vocals
Lucas Pino - saxophone and bass clarinet
Rick Rosato - bass
Jamire Williams - drums
Gideon van Gelder - piano and wurlitzer