Musical And Magnifique

posted on 07 Sep 2013 04:33 by nvigatretel1989
As a musician, I really feel an empathy with particular musos of my age, like, to name a couple of Sting, Phil Collins, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Sonny Landreth (singer/slide guitarist), Stephen Bishop "Little Italy", (one of my individual favourites), but there's one particular guy that I feel I will have to draw everyone's attention to. Despite the fact that little known outside of France, Belgium and Switzerland, this man is reputedly among the wealthiest specialists around the planet. The reason for his good results, as far as I can make out, is the fact that he can do sell-out concerts with certainly no publicity: His name is Jean-Jacques Goldman.
Born in 1951, he's the "son of an immigrant Polish Jewish father, along with a German Jewish mother, Goldman was the third of four youngsters. As a youngster, he started his music studies on the violin, then the piano. He has collaborated with, amongst other people, Céline Dion, Chet Baker, Joe Cocker and, er, Johnny Hallyday (no accounting for taste).
The problem for me certainly, was that I could not place a title to loads of his songs simply because they have been in French and in any case they were just a stream of subliminal "tracks" echoing about my head.
I have to pause right here to get a moment simply to touch on one more but relevant topic.
It appears to me that, and this can be a broad generalisation, either one particular likes, or is receptive to lyrics or poetry and tends to go for, say, the stuff of Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan and alternatively it is the musical excellent of a song that leaps out and grabs 1 before something else. I personally match in to the latter category which in my case is just at the same time, right here in France. Unfortunately, my girlfriend fits in to the former and therein lies a bone of contention (you wouldn't believe several of the slush I am subjected to at occasions). Regardless of, I digress.
The music of J-J Goldman could, in no way, be classed as slush.
Not merely an accomplished violinist, piano and guitar player, he features a fine vocal variety (which he used to push to its limits inside the early days) in addition to a wide range of musical styles as already discussed from heavy rock to blues to very sensitive ballads and on a broad spectrum of subjects (his family's past getting in particular poignant).
His band are a exceptional bunch of stand alone multi-musicians and more to the point, good friends. You only have to see them execute on stage to appreciate the rapport involving them. I should really at this point mention the late, terrific Caroline Fredericks, sister of blues singer, Taj Mahal, a big lady using a voice to match who, together with the former made up the trio: "Fredericks, Goldman and Jones" in the genre of Croby, Stills Nash (loosely speaking).
However, I can not, at this time, get details from the person members of the band (and not without having attempting) suffice to say that his bass player, a cheerful, bouncy Breton appears to have notes from nowhere. The wind section is offered by a chap whose saxophone solos are up using the most effective I've heard and he also can blow a mean tin whistle!
His drummer is ideal up in my estimation as an absolute perfectionist percussionist; it's not a lot of who can do a decent press roll, for instance. He, in addition to the other people, includes a fine singing voice and in between them, provide a full sound when it comes backing harmonies.
There is a concert that sums all of this up, performed in 2003, and among the list of greatest I've noticed. Entitled "Un Tour Ensemble", it really is actually a spectacle. Incorporated is usually a guest appearance of "The Dance Troupe of Dublin" a pleased, foot-stomping bunch akin towards the David Flately vein of tap-dancing and then later towards the post finale through a song named "Envole-moi" exactly where, astonishingly, the whole stage under the bands' feet elevates upwards on a hinge to an angle of 90% and they, as if by magic, remain anchored in spot, lord knows how they managed that.
Incidentally, the majority of this concert is readily available on YouTube for those who know what to appear for but it's greater if you can download it in its entirety. Simply to see the expressions on the faces on the audience because the camera pans them provides you an idea of this man's enigmatic reputation.
In closing, I should also mention the enormous contribution that M. The issue is, he's so, so various in the "big stars" in that he likes his anominity and privacy but does not hide himself behind guard dog patrolled higher walls blah, blah like numerous do. He's just a standard bloke. Francis Cabrel is a different like him - Thanks for reading.
Yes Shawn, so in actual fact was I, definitely. The issue is, he's so, so unique from the "big stars" in that he likes his anominity and privacy but does not hide himself behind guard dog patrolled high walls blah, blah like lots of do. He's just a standard bloke. Francis Cabrel is another like him - Thanks for reading.
Hi Kim. I've never ever heard of Jean-Jacques Goldman, but you may make certain I will search him on YouTube. You've named a few of my preferred musicians in your write-up. It is a fantastic present when an artist can span decades and still be relevant. Quite a few artists get stuck in an era and never appear to maintain moving forward. It really is exciting after they produce one terrific CD following one more that gets your heart beating. There's a musician inside the States, Kenny Rankin, who doesn't get significantly publicity, but he's superb. It is likely due to the fact he does not want the publicity. Are you currently familiar with his function? You likely are. Thanks for the terrific article.
Hi Kim. I've by no means heard of Jean-Jacques Goldman, but it is possible to be sure I will search him on YouTube. You've named some of my favourite musicians in your article. It really is an excellent gift when an artist can span decades and nonetheless be relevant. Many artists get stuck in an era and don't appear to maintain moving forward. It really is exciting after they make one particular good CD just after another that gets your heart beating. There's a musician in the States, Kenny Rankin, who doesn't get substantially publicity, but he's great. It's in all probability because he doesn't want the publicity. Are you currently familiar with his work? You almost certainly are. Thanks for the terrific post.If you like celine please Visit our celine official website! Happy shopping!

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