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Roger Waters the Wall on sat night.

Amazing.

Had no idea G.E. Smith was part of the band either.


I'm going to the Pittsburgh show on the 3rd. Saw him in Columbus last year, it was like a Theater production. The sound was amazing. Cannot wait!
Saw the Dukes of September last nite in Santa Rosa. This group comes together a few times a year to play together. Donald Fagan (Steeley Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs. Three horns, three pianos, two female backup singers,etc. Great show, standing ovations, all in great form. The old guys really rocked the house. The age group was defintely 50+. I give it 95 points.
Just got tickets to see Gretchen Parlato at Duc des Lombards Jazz Club in Paris tomorrow night.

Working on tickets to hear chamber group Les Solistes Francais at St. Chapelle on Thursday-- great program of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Pachabel's Canon, Albinoni's Adagio in what should be an absolutely amazing venue for that music.

Lots of musical options in Paris this month.
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I was able to catch Marillion three times (Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco) on the recently concluded North American tour.

That's not your first time making the multi-city rounds, Dick.
How do you do that? Eek Confused
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adding Neil Young and Crazy Horse to this year's hit list.


What do you think about the new album?


Haven't heard it yet. You?


They played Gallows Pole here on the radio and it sounded great. I'd like to hear more of it before I spring for it though.
At the very special St. Chapelle last night, a quite talented septet (3 violins including the soloist, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) performed a very nice program which I mentioned above. But in that beautiful venue, the music takes on an additional dimension. The soloist did a creditable and moving performance of The Four Seasons, while Pachabel's Canon was a light and slightly more rushed interpretation than I would have liked. The surprising highlight for me, though, was Albinoni's Adagio; anyone not moved by hearing this piece in this place has no soul.

Crappy weather, unfortunately, did not allow St. Chapelle to display its incomparable stained glass to full effect during the performance. Nonetheless, an unforgettable evening. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Paris-- still just a bit off the standard tourist path.
Montreal Jazz festival highlights.
Bill Frisell
Jack Bruce, Cindy Blackman, John Medeski and Vernon Reid, Spectrum Road
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone
Miles Smiles
with Wallace Roney, Bill Evans, Darryl Jones, Joey DeFrancesco, Larry Coryell and Omar Hakim
James Carter Organ Trio
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At the very special St. Chapelle last night, a quite talented septet (3 violins including the soloist, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) performed a very nice program which I mentioned above. But in that beautiful venue, the music takes on an additional dimension. The soloist did a creditable and moving performance of The Four Seasons, while Pachabel's Canon was a light and slightly more rushed interpretation than I would have liked. The surprising highlight for me, though, was Albinoni's Adagio; anyone not moved by hearing this piece in this place has no soul.

Crappy weather, unfortunately, did not allow St. Chapelle to display its incomparable stained glass to full effect during the performance. Nonetheless, an unforgettable evening. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Paris-- still just a bit off the standard tourist path.


Yeah, it's nice. I think that's the setlist just about every night there, but they still do a nice job of it.
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Originally posted by Dick Tree:
I was able to catch Marillion three times (Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco) on the recently concluded North American tour.

That's not your first time making the multi-city rounds, Dick.
How do you do that? Eek Confused


I travel a lot for my work (all across North America) and am often able to tailor my schedule enough to allow me to catch shows of my favorite bands. I also have found that using concerts as an entertainment tool for my work is much better than simply taking customers to dinner or playing golf.
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Marillion


I do not know these guys, but have heard enough positive posts here to have my interest piqued. Anyone want to recommend an album or a few cuts as excellent examples of their stuff?

PH


Marillion are a British band who achieved great success in the mid 80's only to lose their singer (who goes by the name Fish) as a result of conflict with other band members. A new singer named Steve Hogarth joined the band circa '88/'89 and they've been going strong ever since.

The two singers however are completely different so the albums of the band with Fish - while great - do not represent what they sounded like once Hogarth came onboard. They made 4 albums with Fish of which I would recommend starting off with "Misplaced Childhood".

With Hogarth (also referred to as "H") the band has produced about a dozen albums. It's hard to describe their music but among the latter albums I would suggest starting off with "Marbles", "Seasons End", "Holidays In Eden" or "Brave".

The Marillion website (www.marillion.com) is also a good place to hear samples of their music.
Very breathy, kinda sexy, and very poetic, image-laden lyrics that I appreciated though she's far from Leonard Cohen's level at this stage of her career. We enjoyed her very much, though others might not.

Her backup combo was outstanding, especially the keyboard/piano player. Small club venue suits her style, and the more intimate, the better I think she comes across.
Out to Ravinia tonight to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with guest violinist Joshua Bell perform:

Barber: The School for Scandal Overture, Op. 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70
Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Ravel: Tzigane, Concert Rhapsody

Nothing like an outdoor concert when it's supposed to be 100 degrees with severe thunderstorms. At least we'll be in the pavilion. Smile
Thursday night : Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo, Stanley Jordan.
Sunday night:Phil Lesh, Neal Casal, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Joe Russo.
Tuesday - Hot Tuna
Wednesday - Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene John Molo and more ...
Friday - Phil Lesh with YMSB
Saturday - Jackie Greene
Sunday - Jerry Garcia day in SF - many bands..

Wow a busy week !
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Tuesday night, Coldplay in Toronto.


My condolences...


Big Grin
I went with my nephew who had an extra ticket. He took his old uncle since he thinks I'm a super cool dude (smart boy). I thought it was a good concert and I don't mind the music. The crowd was into it and I'm a fan. Fun times!

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