Monday, April 19, 2010

DVD of the Day - "Kenia: Live at Warsaw Jazz Festival"

DVD of the Day
Kenia: "Live at Warsaw Jazz Festival 1991" ('O Gruezi Music) 2003

Featuring: Jay Ashby, Portinho, Leo Traversa, Martin Ashby, Romero Lubambo and special guest Mickal Urbaniak, the great Polish violinist, who sits in only on "Over the Rainbow."
Highlights: Toninho Horta's "Distant Horizon" and "Aqui, Oh!," Djavan's "Serrado," Jay Ashby's "What Are You Looking For" and the haunting jazz ballad "Good Morning Heartache," made famous by Billie Holiday and recorded, in the mid-80s, by another Brazilian singer, Flora Purim.
Curiously, the opening instrumental tune, Claudio Roditi/Ricardo Silveira's "The Monster and the Flower" is identified (ie, mistitled) "Introducing the Band," wrongly credited to Jay Ashby and Romero Lubambo.
(cover of the German issue, released in 2006)

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