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photoblog image Zyryality: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

Zyryality: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

…for some these names don't say too much, for me they are the gifts from heaven…

Zyryality: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

…for some these names don't say too much, for me they are the gifts from heaven…

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I like Baaba Maal. He gave an electrifying concert I attended in Paris. Sonny Rollins takes me back.....Yusef Lateef! wow. Chick Correa....I think we have things in common.
vz-nostalgia: To say "electrifying" about Baaba Maal concerts is to underestimate, Ms. Jamoula. Five minutes after the start of the concert no one was sitting in their chairs. People were jumping onto the stage to dance with the musicians. They were throwing money on the stage. I've never seen anything like that in my life, and I've been to quite a few concerts. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 01:18
I actually am ashamed to say I don't recognize any of the names, Viktor. I have so much to learn!!! (I love the title!)
vz-nostalgia: "Blessed be those who don't know, for theirs is the joy of knowledge that awaits for them".
(from the Book of Nostalgia) smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 27 Mar 2009, 03:24
vz-nostalgia: a little bird flew in through my window once, while I was working on this picture. She said:
- May I keep one of your concert tickets as a memento?
- You sure can,- I said,- I have plenty in the box. smile

13 out of how many? smile It never occured to me to count them, as this is really a small part of what is in the box. smile
vz-nostalgia: I'll most definitely google Vinoly's The Curve, when I have a minute, Richard.
The Rialto was a really great place until they jacked up the prices. smile Now it's just a good place. smile
vz-nostalgia: I have no idea how it started, but I always kept the tickets for no apparent reason.
Crimson are still strong, though not as strong as they used to be. I saw them once again not long ago. Robert Fripp is as a busy man as he's ever been. They are on a world tour again, but this time unfortunately Atlanta is not on the map.
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 27 Mar 2009, 09:38
Sonny Rollins, Jean luc Ponty, McCoy Tyner, Sigur Ros and of course King Crimson would all be on my list. I keep all my old ticket stubbs under the glass of a table top so badly faded these days. A bit like the use of Rialto as a cinema/venue name. It used to be the name of the flea pit in the small town where I grew up, imagine the shock when I saw the bridge it was named after!
vz-nostalgia: "...imagine the shock when I saw the bridge it was named after!" LOL. Could be that long ago folks in Venice were flea-marketing on the bridge and many flea pits in the world were named after it. smile
I'm going to see Chick Corea and John Mclaughlin's new band called "Five Peace Band" this Saturday at the Variety Playhouse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQasU2Vq3OE&feature=related
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2009, 10:26
vz-nostalgia: "...more than 20 years before you saw them". Now you have revealed your age to the rest of the world, Ms. Ingrid. smile
Sigur Ros were fabulous, but very loud. We got premier seats in the orchestra at the Symphony Hall, but had to move to the balcony because of the extreme loudness. The concert was sold out, so Natalya and I ended up sitting on the balcony steps through the whole concert. smile
Gran composición. Una idea muy buena y muy bien editada.
vz-nostalgia: Do you see any familiar names (besides Paco De Lucia, obviously), Enric?
I love this. It looks like it was done on a scanner rather than a photograph...?
vz-nostalgia: I wonder why no one asks a painter how it's done, Brad. smile
I cant relate to any of them, but I like the ideasmile
vz-nostalgia: "...I like the idea" You can have it for free, Nig. smile Make your own memory pad to what you can relate to. Hope it's not Barry Manilow. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2009, 12:42
vz-nostalgia: "...it might be the unique and wondrous Lisa Gerrard..."
Oh, she is, Ray. She's as unique as she's wondrous. Now that she's back to her Australian farm, she creates even more beautiful music than when she was with Dead Can Dance.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 12:56
Very nice. Knowing you, I'm sure there are hundreds more that don't appear here. I have a similar collection from sporting events going back about 20 years.
vz-nostalgia: smile I just grabbed a few that were at the top of the pile, Chris.
  • Dale Brackeen
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 12:59
I had no idea you liked Sigur Ros. I must say you have excellent taste. This photo inspires me to go see more concerts.
vz-nostalgia: "I had no idea you liked Sigur Ros."
That makes me wonder what else you have no idea about, Dale. smile
"This photo inspires me to go see more concerts."
Join me to see Chick Corea and John McLaughlin this Saturday then. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Mar 2009, 13:24
vz-nostalgia: "you must belong to the younger generation!"
If we were obliged to listen to only music of our generation, the guys like Bach and Verdi will be long forgotten, Ms. Philine. smile
Actually, Sonny Rollins is 79 and still blowing hard. I wish I had that much energy at my age. smile
Charles Lloyd is 70 and is as inventive on his reeds as he's ever been.
Yusef Lateef is 79 and still blows me away every time I see him.
McCoy Tyner is 71, but his hands still fly above the keyboard of a grand piano as fast as they did during his time with John Coltrane back in 1960s.

I see you keep yourself quite busy, Ms. Philine. Good for you.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 13:34
How did you make the picture? It has a surprising amount of depth to it. Good stuff!
vz-nostalgia: A magic touch of the master, Master Martin. smile
  • Shannon Goodman
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 13:41
vz-nostalgia: "...I guess I need to change my perceptions of that place."
You don't have to, Shannon. It was the time, when the EarthLink was drowning in money. They bought the Center Stage, perhaps with the intent to broadcast live concerts online. Their first concert was Chick Corea. I was so surprised that I went to talk to the manager after the concert. He told me he's determined to make the EarthLink Live a premier concert venue for jazz in Atlanta. Then, the technology bubble crashed and we all know what happened, EarthLink sold the venue and now it's mostly a joint for local bands and punk-rockers.
Charles Lloyd was performing with Zakir Hussein and Eric Hartland. Half of the audience was local Indian folks who came with all family members (grandmas, grandpas, moms, pops, kids) to see the living legend of tablas Zakir Hussein. I couldn't help but laugh looking at their faces, when Lloyd started blowing his avant-guarde free jazz on the Middle Eastern reeds. It was quite a sight. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2009, 16:32
Oh yes - I bet you've spent some good times in there!
vz-nostalgia: You bet, Chris. I still do. smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2009, 16:44
some great names there Viktor - I haven't managed to actually see any of them sad
vz-nostalgia: it's not too late, Paul. The cats, though old, still are in good shape and venture on tours from time to time.
Can't wait see who will come to the Atlanta Jazz Festival this year.
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 27 Mar 2009, 16:56
I almost heard Julie Andrews singing the caption you gave to this picture...(and it says a lot of your good taste for music)...I've heard Paco de lucia and I liked him a lot!!!
...now i am wondering what your other favorite things are??? would you mind, Nr. VZ?? wink
vz-nostalgia: I see you resumed visiting Nostalgia once again, Ms. K.A. and that's a sure sign that you have good taste too. LOL
For "other favorite things" you have to visit my "About" page, Ms. K.A. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 27 Mar 2009, 17:10
I can't help coming back, mr VZ... your 'nostalgias' are really inviting...
I've seen your 'about page' already, what i meant was: I was wondering how you could put your 'other fav things' through pictures as you did with this one evidencing your love for music... for good music...i mean...wink
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I see. In this case, I'm afraid you might see a lot of ladies' portraits, Ms. K.A. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 27 Mar 2009, 17:13
hahaha hmm forget about it then...
vz-nostalgia: ok. I will. smile
Ahhh, Vik...all music to my ears. Your Memory Lane has some wonderful addresses on it.

Now...Tea Garden in SF, or Sunday matinee at Yoshi's...what to do???
vz-nostalgia: Memory Lane... I like that. smile
Yoshi's or Tea Garden... Depends who plays at Yoshi's. If it's SF Yoshi's (not Oakland), why not both? Tea Garden closes at 5 pm, if I remember correctly.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 18:55
Cool collection. Although they are not that old they look quite aged.
vz-nostalgia: Not that old?! Look at King Crimson ticket. 1995! Maybe for you it's not old, for me it's so 20th century, Ms. Laurie. smile
excellent image Victor, really wanted to see you were a fan of one of my favs Marilyn Mansonsmile
vz-nostalgia: Here I have to disappoint you, Tim. smile Not a fan. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Mar 2009, 20:48
Surely you know Giora Feidman, playing esp. Jewish (Klezmer) music with his clarinette, excellently, I am a fan of him and have visited all concerts in my town- but I'm not sure if you like him,too? The musicians who accompagny him (contrabass, organ), are very good; Feidman himself play also saxophone.
vz-nostalgia: I'm sorry to disappoint you, Philine, but I'm not familiar with Giora Feidman, though I like Klezmer music a lot, it translates very good to jazz, as it's improvisational in its nature. John Zorn proved it brilliantly.
The view I have been directed toward the ticket without thinking of Paco de Lucia! It has already been enough to feel what it is to bookmark you!

Very nice treatment
vz-nostalgia: and rightly so, Jose. I saw Paco several times, and every time he blew me away. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 30 Mar 2009, 02:00
May I say, Viktor, you have excellent taste! I am particularly tickled to see your King Crimson ticket. I saw Jean-Luc Ponty back in the 80s--fantastic musician.
vz-nostalgia: Crimson remains one my favorite groups, Larry. They were way ahead of their time back in 1970s. Their blend of jazz, rock and classical (one can hear a lot of Bartok's influence in their music) still sounds amazingly complex and fresh.
Unfortunately, Ponty's sound became much lighter with years compared to his time with Frank Zappa.
  • zhen
  • Australia
  • 4 Apr 2009, 02:09
Hey! I really love your little written snippets on your photos as much as your photos! I also just wanted to say I HIGHLY approve of your music taste-AWESOME stuff here!!! I'm so envious what great musicians you have access to in your hemisphere!
vz-nostalgia: Hey Zhen! It's been a while since you visited Nostalgia. smile
Look, you can't separate those snippets from the photographs. They supposed to work as a whole. smile
Regarding the access to great musicians in my hemisphere... I'll tell you that at times I sit in a half empty concert hall. Folks here don't realize what a treasure they possess here in the United States. Jazz is not very popular here. As one of the founders of the Blue Note label said once: "If you have diamonds all over your garden, soon you'll stop paying attention to them" (or something like that). Sad, but true.
Tenemos los mismos gustos musicales.
vz-nostalgia: Are you serious, Maqroll? That's great! What is your favorite from the bunch?
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 21 Apr 2009, 12:34
an oldie, sort of, but i love this pic...and i do recognise some of the names, and...it's in color! and i still like it smile
vz-nostalgia: By oldie, I guess you refer to my preferences in music, Eliza. smile Wonder in which category you would put, say, Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos" or Vivaldi's "Four Seasons". smile
I'd be interested to know what names on the photograph got your recognition and what your personal list of preferences looks like.
  • Carraol
  • Mexico
  • 27 Apr 2009, 05:20
Splendid concept and visual composition and about the tickets, well its a kind of trip of memories, only a few came to Mexico City, like de Lucia, Ponty, K. Crimson, Kronos and only unknown for me: Lisa Gerrard and Patricia Barber, I'll try to find something about them and of course my favorite is K. J.
In my other blog I include music to try an audiovisual experience. (http://carraol.blogspot.com/)
Nostalgia is a remarkable site to visit.
vz-nostalgia: great. seems we're in the same circle of music, Carraol. Send me a private comment with your email address and I'll shoot you Lisa Gerrard and Pat Barber's samples. See if you like them.
Glad you feel at home on Nostalgia. smile
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