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A Love Supreme

Tulip Art
Nach den Spaziergängen entlang der Elbe und am Hafen, heute wieder ein Blick zurück zur Natur mit einer kunstvollen Tulpe. Vielleicht irritiert der Titel etwas. Wenn ich zum Beispiel Fotos bearbeite höre ich dabei Musik und gern Jazz. So auch bei diesem Foto, wo John Coltrane den musikalischen Hintergrund mit “A Love Surpreme” bildete. Ein Album mit unergründlicher Kraft und Spiritualität. Zusammen mit dem Foto wünsche ich allen ein schönes wie entspanntes Wochenende und für viele wird es auch ein langes Wochenende werden.

After the walks along the elbe river and around the port area today it is called back to nature with a more artistic tulip. You may wonder about the title. When I am editing images I often listen to music most Jazz. This time I listened to John Coltranes master piece “A Love Surpreme”. It is an album full with myterious energy and spirituality. Together with the image this is to wish you all a happy weekend.


Tulip Art

Parrot Tulip Nature Art
Tulpen-Kunst. Farben. Formen. Strukturen.
Da ich mich in der letzten Zeit fotografisch mit Blumen beschäftigt habe, im Blick ihnen eine andere Seite abzugewinnen, werden weitere Naturkunstwerke dazu noch folgen. Das Modell war eine Papageien-Tulpe und ein Spiel mit der Perspektive und der Bildbearbeitung.

“Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
(Alfred Stieglitz)

Tulip Art. Colours. Forms. Structures.
Indeed recently I worked in photography with flowers. I tried to play with the perspective to show another side of the flower. The series in art of nature will be continued. Here the model was a parrot tulip and a play with the perspective and editing.


Here Comes The Sun

Ship´s rigging at sunset
“Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right
It’s all right…”
(George Harrison)

Das Foto erinnert mich auch an das Lied “Here Comes The Sun”, geschrieben von George Harrison und gesungen von Nina Simone. Beide waren ganz große Künstler. Letztlich ist das Foto auch ein schöner Vorgeschmack auf den Sommer.

Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun (YouTube-Link)

The image reminds me too on the song “Here Comes The Sun”. Written by George Harrison and performed by Nina Simone. Both were really great artists. Finally the image looks like a good fortaste of summer.


Down By The River

Down By The River
Spaziergänge an den Rändern des Tages fernab vom Lärm des Tages. Wie die Zeit vergeht. Das Zitat von Auden vor Augen. Beim Bearbeiten des Fotos lief zudem Louis Armstrong´s Bond-Song “We Have All Time In The World” im Radio. Eine gute Ergänzung.

“See without looking, hear without listening, breathe without asking”.
(W.H. Auden)

Evening walks far from the noises of the day. How time flies. The quote by Auden unfolded before my eyes. Editing the image and still listening to Louis Armstrong´s Bond-Song “We Have All Time In The World” in the radio. A perfect companion.

Louis Armstrong – We Have All The Time In The World (YouTube-Link)



Staircases can be often interesting places especially in old houses. And to look up in photography will bring another and maybe a new perspective and view. The photography was taken in an old and traditonal office building in the warehouse district.

More information about the Warehouse District/Speicherstadt (Wikipedia Link)

Treppenhäuser können oft interessante Plätze sein, besonders in alten Häusern. Blickt man zudem in der Fotografie nach oben, entstehen dabei oft andere und neue Perspektiven und Aussichten. Aufgenommen wurde das Bild in einem alten Kontorhaus in der Speicherstadt.



Sharp and Unsharp
One moment during a walk on the weekend. It is always worth to look around and sometimes to find the special (beauty) in the ordinary. The bare branches and on the background a church clock. Sharp and Unsparp at 3:30.. As already Benjamin Franklin said: “Lost Time is never found again.” Keep your eyes open.

Ein Moment eingefangen bei einem Spaziergang am Wochenenden. Es lohnt sich immer die Augen auf zu halten und manchmal findet man das besondere, das schöne im Normalen bzw. an normalen Plätzen. Die kahlen Äste und die Kirchenuhr im Hintergrund. Scharf und Unscharf, aufgenommen um 15:30 Uhr. Wie sagte schon Benjamin Franklin: “Verlorene Zeit wird nie wieder gefunden.” In diesem Sinne: haltet die Augen auf.


Let The Good Times Roll

Time is running. It is time for a new mix with good music with soul, funk, jazz and beyond. An eclectic selection of new music, percussion tracks, lost but not forgotten rare songs. And there is the new song in two versions by Chic feat. Nile Rodgers in the mix. Join me into the world of sounds.

We starting the journey in New Orleans. JD McPherson released a new album and one of his most icons in music has been Fats Domino. EPHEMERALS are a London based soul team featuring an all star cast of musicians. Chassol is a really amazing french composer. He is mixing and sampling different styles to a wonderful world music melange. Sarah Vaughan sings about the mystery of man. What a voice. Tuscan beat maker C. Crisci, a.k.a Clap! Clap! bringing you Afro-trappism’ sampling tribes. Then you can listen to new songs from Curtis Harding, Hanni El Khatib, Belle and Sebastian, Gregory Porter, Antonio Sanchez, D’Angelo from his masterpiece “Black Messiah”, the wonderful Melanie De Biasio and Kate Tempest and many, many more.

Then you find a lot of songs with percussion. The reason why I selected the songs is simple: the amazing soundtrack from the movie “Birdman”. Finally Nile Rodgers released yesterday the new song “I´ll Be There”. But I selected for the mix the funky and groovy instrumental version with the Martinez Bros..
Now let the music do the talking and let the good times roll.

Stay tuned. Listen. Relax, Enjoy!

This way please. Click Let The Good Times Roll…#52 (YouTube-Link)

1. JD McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll
2. Fats Domino – Blue Monday
3. EPHEMERALS – Six Days A Week
4. Wayward – Baile
5. CHASSOL – Odissi
6. Ananda Shankar – Dancing Drums
7. Sarah Vaughan – The Mystery of Man
8. Clap! Clap! – Kuj Yato
9. Aretha Franklin – Going Down Slow
10. Belle and Sebastian – The Party Line
11. War – Low Rider
12. Curtis Harding – Keep On Shining
13. Machito & His Orchestra – Hold on (I’m Coming)
14. Russo Passapusso – Paraquedas
15. Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight
16. Gregory Porter – Painted On Canvas
17. Antonio Sanchez – Doors and Distance (Soundtrack “Birdman”)
18. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Ain’t No Sunshine
19. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Ain’t That Easy
20. Antonio Sanchez – Dirty Walk (Soundtrack “Birdman”)
21. Herbie Hancock – Succotash
22. Melanie De Biasio – Sweet Darling Pain
23. Jim-E Stack – Reassuring
24. Kate Tempest – Bad Place For A Good Time
25. The Tropics – Louie Louie
26. Boz Scaggs – Lowdown
27. Curtis Harding – Next Time
28. Chic featuring Nile Rodgers with The Martinez Bros. – I´ll Be There

You find the vocal version from Chic feat. Nile Rodgers on his Facebook-Account.

Nile Rodgers: “#‎WorldPremiere‬!! ‪#‎IllBeThere‬ is a moving concept for me about decisions we make in life. We’ve tried to capture all the nuances in the full length video and still keep it fun. Karlie Kloss connects the past and present. She sees the original group (who plays this track) on Soul Train. She, visualizes the past looking at old school vinyl – then gets dressed and goes out to a current party to meet up with Stephen Galloway and the current ‪#‎CHIC‬ lineup happens to be playing live. I’m very thankful to be debuting it exclusively w Music on Facebook to the world. Here it is. I hope you like it.”

More from Clap! Clap! you can listen on Gilles Peterson “Worldwide Family Guest Mix.