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Pensive Mood

Pensive mood on the water
Kurz einige Gedanken in eigener Sache. Die Stadt Hamburg war in den letzten Tagen (Anlass war der G20-Gipfel) im Ausnahmezustand. Es gab entsetzliche Bilder die sprachlos machten und verstörend waren. Gewalt und Zerstörung dominierten. Geschäfte wurden geplündert, Autos brannten und autonome Banden liefen marodierend durch die Strassen.

Mein Thema hier im Blog ist die Fotografie, stimmungsfrohe Fotos, das besondere und schöne aus dem Alltäglichen festzuhalten. Doch nach den Erlebnissen und Ereignissen der letzten Tage kam ich an einen Punkt, dass ich nicht einfach so weiter machen kann als wäre nichts geschehen. Viele Fragen bleiben offen und ebenso die Hoffnung, dass mit Ruhe und Besonnenheit die Ereignisse aufgearbeitet werden. Ich möchte hier keine Diskussion dazu starten, nur meine kurzen Gedanken und Nachdenklichkeit teilen.

Just some thoughts on what happened in the last couple of days. The city of Hamburg was in state of emergency due to the G-20 summit. There were shocking scenes and disturbing images which made speechless and thoughtfull. Riot, rage and destruction were the order of the day. Stores were looted, cars burned and bands of anarchists marauded through the streets.

Photography is my matter here to share the extra in the ordinary. But after the experiences in the last couple of days I came too on a point that I can´t go on as if nothing had happened. Many questions remain open. But there is still the hope that with competence and wisdom all what happened will reappraise. I hope for your understanding but I don´t want to start a discussion about this matter, just to share my thoughts. 


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Spider Web

Spider Web II (K)
The Nature is often amazing, full of miracles and has still some interesting facts. Here is a close up from a wet spider, web where you can recognize the water drops. The tensile strength of spider silk is greater than the same weight of steel and has much greater elasticity. I have taken the photo a couple of days ago.

Die Natur ist oft erstaunlich, voller Wunder, mit erstaunlichen Fakten. Hier ist eine Nahaufnahme von einem feuchten Spinnennetz, wo man gut die Wassertropfen sehen kann. Übrigens, die Reißfestigkeit von Spinnenseide ist belastbarer als Stahl, bezogen auf das Gewicht, und extrem elastisch. Aufgenommen habe ich das Foto vor einigen Tagen.


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Hidden View

Hidden View (K)
Light makes photography and is the key to photography. A bit hidden view on the elbe river, captured on the last days in November, along a walk. The beautiful light, sunshine and a picturesque sky invited to linger.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
(Elliott Erwitt)

Das Licht ist der Schlüssel zur Fotografie und macht Fotografie erst möglich. Ein leicht versteckter Blick auf die Elbe, eingefangen in den letzten Novembertagen, bei einem Spaziergang. Das wunderbare Licht, Sonnenschein und ein gemalter Himmel luden zum Verweilen ein.


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Autumn Colours

Autumn Color I (K)
On the way moments. The common posts will show the autumn mood and colours captured in November. Enjoy the special autumn season and use every moments for a walk.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” (A. Camus)

Bugge Wesseltoft – Movement Seventeen (YouTube-Link)

Momente von Unterwegs. Die kommenden Artikel werden die Herbststimmung und Farben zeigen, aufgenommen im November. Genießt die besondere Herbstzeit und nutzt jeden Moment für einen Spaziergang.


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Saturday In The Park

Soul & Jazz and Beyond ( 22)

Not everything is new in may, but some small things will change. Let me first take the chance to thank all readers and listeners from my music compilations. Thank you too for all your likes, re-blogs and comments. I really appreciate it and am glad that you like my selections. Because of all the positive responses, I will publish a new compilation up from now every week, on Saturday. I reduced the total time of at about 60 minutes which is, I think, more comfortable to find the time to listen. Okay, today´s compilation is a little bit longer but the format of 60 minutes per week will give me still the opportunity in the future for special compilations about one topic.

For all new readers and listeners, just a short introduction. “Soul & Jazz and Beyond” is a music compilation with a mix of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Beats, Hip Hop, Classic and Rare tracks and contemporary fusion mixes and new sounds. Today´s mix has many powerful brass elements and we starting with Chicago, formerly known as Chicago Transit Authority, with “Saturday In The Park” which is still a good motto. Then I selected two songs remixed by one of my favorite DJ, the Renegades of Jazz. Thank you David (RoJ) for the kind message. Then we have in the program Afro Beats, remember to Tullio de Piscopo, the Italian Disco Time in the 80´s. Beside classic tracks from Ahmad Jamal, Gene Harris, Mel Torme and other we enjoy too New Jazz Sounds from Iceland: Samúel Jón Samúelsson and his Big Band. I selected one track for the compilation and as bonus 90 Minutes of fresh Afro beats, Funk, Ethno-Jazz and Brazil Music.

Listen, relax and enjoy!

This way please → Soul & Jazz and Beyond (Mix Nr. 22) (YouTube-Link)

Tracklist
1. Chicago – Saturday In The Park
2. Basement Freaks – Mission Jazz (Renegades of Jazz Remix)
3. Tenorio Jr. – Nebulosa
4. Average White Band – Get It Up For Love
5. Esbjoern Svensson Trio – Elevation of Love
6. Mel Torme – Comin Home Baby
7. Alou Sangaré – Téguéré
8. Ikebe Shakedown – The Beast
9. Bahama Soul Club – King’s Wig (Renegades of Jazz Remix)
10. Ahmad Jamal – Handicapper
11. Donna McGhee – Make It Last Forever
12. Gene Harris – Your Love Is Too Much
13. Tullio de Piscopo – Stop Bajon (Primavera)
14. Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band – International Monetary Funk

Alternative Link:→ Soul & Jazz and Beyond (22) (YouTube-Link)

(All previous compilations you can find here under the category “Playlist” as well on “YouTube“.

Bonus:

Here are 90 Minutes of Jazz from Iceland from Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band and his album 4 Hliðar wich means 4 sides.

If the above Link is not working, please follow this link: “Samúel Jón Samúelsson” (Soundcloud-Link)


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Soul & Jazz and Beyond

Soul & Jazz and Beyond (Mix Nr. 21)

Willkommen zu guten 2 Stunden “Soul & Jazz and Beyond “. Heute im Mix treffen u.a. Northern Soul auf Boogaloo, wir hören neue Musik, z.B. von der Soul Legende Lee Fields, Kelis, entpannen mit Shawn Lee´s Ping Pong Orchestra. Dann sind zwei meiner Allzeit-Favoriten Sarah Vaughan und Billie Holiday mit dabei und noch andere Schätze zum Entdecken. Unter anderen einen raren Disco-Klassiker von Tracy Weber in der langen Fassung. Wir erinnern an den legendären Soul Master Isaac Hayes mit seiner fantastischen 13 minütigen!!! Cover Version von Sting´s “Fragile”. Also Lautsprecher an, zuhören, entspannen und viel Vergnügen!

Welcome to at about 2 hours of soul & jazz and beyond. We have a nice compilation where Northern Soul meets Boogaloo, listening to new music from Soul Legend Lee Fields, Kelis, relaxing with Shawn Lee´s Ping Pong Orchstra. Then we have two of my Jazz Ladies of all time: Sarah Vaughan und Billie Holiday and more treasures to explore. Among other things, a rare Disco Classic by Tracy Weber in a long version. We remember on the legendary Soul Master Isaac Hayes with his fantastic 13 minutes!!! Cover Version from Sting´s “Fragile”. So turn your loudspeaker on, listen, relax and enjoy!

This way please → Soul & Jazz and Beyond (Mix Nr. 21) (YouTube-Link)

Tracklist
1. Smoove & Turrell – Slow Down
2. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Magnolia
3. Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – ‘San Diego (Phil Mison Remix)
4. DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World
5. Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown – He Is My Guy
6. Yasiin Gaye – Ms Fat Booty
7. Kelis – Rumble
8. James Blake – Retrograde
9. Billie Holiday – Speak Low
10. Tensnake feat Nile Rodgers and Fiora – Love Sublime
11. Gabor Szabo – Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
12. Lou Rawls – Let Me Be Good To You
13. Della Reese – I Got The Blues
14. Enri – The Performer
15. Manny Corchado – Pow Wow
16. Tracy Weber – Sure Shot (12 inch Long Version)
17. Christian Prommers Drum Lesson – Strings Of Life
18. The Show Stoppers – Ain’t Nothing But A House Party
19. The Coasters – Three Cool Cats
20. Till Broenner & Melody Gardot – High Night
21. Club Des Belugas – What is Jazz
22. Isaac Hayes – Fragile (Full Version)
23. Hokis Pokis – Nowhere
24. Cecile McLorin Salvant – No Regrets
25. Soulful Torino Orchestra – Soul Burger
26. Fat Freddy’s Drop Boondigga

Alternative Link:→ Soul & Jazz and Beyond (21)

Bonus: perfect for a relaxing spring day. The “Jazzanova Spring Mix”.

If the above Link is not working, please follow this link: Jazzanova Spring Mix (Soundcloud-Link)


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Soul & Jazz and Beyond

Soul & Jazz and Beyond (Mix Nr. 20)

Herzlich Willkommen zu guten 2 Stunden Soul & Jazz and Beyond Musik. Heute erinnere ich an einen der größten DJ und Produzenten, der Ende März verstarb. Franckie Knuckles, der Erfinder des “The Chicago House Sound”. Er verstarb am 31. März 2014 im Alter von 59 Jahren. U.a. gewann er den Grammy und seine Remixe machten ihn weltweit populär. Dann gibt es neues von der Thievery Corporation zu hören, das einfach großartig ist. Wir treffen u.a. auf den legendären Nile Rodgers (Chic) mit zwei neuen Songs von Tensnake und Lisa Stansfield und einem Klassiker von Chic. Dann führt uns die musikalische Reise nach Afrika, wo wir Vater und Sohn “Kuti” hören werden. Der Sohn Seun Kuti und sein legendärer Vater, Fela Kuti. Brasilianische Musik ist wie immer auch mit im Mix. Und dazu sei der neueste Mix vom Mojo Club, remixed von den Renegades Of Jazz, empfohlen. Mehr Musik geht nicht. Viel Vergnügen!

Welcome to at about 2 hours of soul & jazz and beyond music. Today I remember to one of the greatest DJ and record producer, he passed end of march. Frankie Knuckles, the founder of “The Chicago House Sound”, died on March 31, 2014 at age of 59. He won the Grammy Award and his remixes made him worldwide popular. Then we have the new song by Thievery Corporation which is simply great. We will meet among other things the legendary Nile Rodgers (Chic) with two new songs by Tensnake and Lisa Stansfield and one classic song by Chic. Then our journey takes us to Africa where we can listen to Father and Son “Kuti”. The son Seun Kuti and his legendary father Fela Kuti. As ever music from Brazil is still in the mix. Enjoy!

This way please → Soul & Jazz and Beyond (Mix Nr. 20) (YouTube-Link)

Tracklist
1. The Chi Lites – Inner City Blues
2. Frankie Knuckles – Tears
3. Parov Stelar Trio feat. Michael Wittner – La Calatrava (From Austria)
4. Thievery Corporation Ft. Shana Halligan – Depth Of My Soul (From Austria)
5. London Grammar – Hey Now
6. Atmosphere – Bitter
7. Tensnake feat Nile Rodgers and Fiora – Love Sublime
8. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity – Light My Fire
9. Chic – Burn Hard
10. Lisa Stansfield – Carry On
11. Bobby Womack – If You Think You’re Lonely Now
12. Lack of Afro – The Outsider
13. Bonobo – Nightlite (Featuring Bajka)
14. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Many Things
15. Erykah Badu – Woo
16. Gino Vanelli – Great Lake Canoe
17. Osmar Milito – Maracatu Atomico
18. George McCrae – I Get Lifted
19. Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy
20. Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd – One Note Samba
21. The Manhattans – Soul Train
22. Floyd Dixon – Hey Bartender
23. Maya Jane Coles – Something In The Air [Bonobo Remix]
24. Trio Valore – Crazy
25. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)
26. Hercules and Love Affair – Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)

Alternative Link to the playlist

More Music: the new montly Mojo Club Essential Mixtape is available, remixed by The Renegades Of Jazz.

If Soundcloud is not working, please follow this link: Mojo Essential Mixtape 008 (Soundcloud-Link)