Monday, October 26, 2009

North Sea Jazz (3)

This will be my last post with pics from North Sea Jazz Festival 2009. This entire post will contain pics from the performance that N. and I saw from Akiko Yano and Hiromi Uehara, two leading ladies in Japanese pop- and jazzmusic. It was the closing performance for us on Sunday July 12th after an interesting day. Although the performance of Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock was also an interesting event, the performance of Akiko Yano and Hiromi Uehara was for us the highlight of the day. Later this week I will also upload/embed some videos from YouTube to my musicweblog BrownNoiseMusic.

Update: I have posted some embedded videos from North Sea Jazz to my musicweblog BrownNoiseMusic. You can check them: here.

For now I will leave you with quite a big selection of pics from Akiko Yano & Hiromi Uehara.(click on the pics to enlarge)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

North Sea Jazz 2009 (2)

In part two of my posts about North Sea Jazz Festival 2009 some pics from John Scofield, Michiel Borstlap, Han Bennink & Ernst Glerum and Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra. No reviews just pics. About the not so great quality of the pics just read my former post. In my next post I will post pics from the IMHO highlight of the festival Akiko Yano & Hiromi Uehara.

For now enjoy the pics!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

North Sea Jazz 2009

Had some busy weeks behind me. Last week Tuesday we left for Japan for a five and a half week holiday. We're staying at my mother in law's place in Tokyo area. The first few days we relaxed mostly and went out a few times for a walk, lunch or dinner.

Today we went on a trip for a week to northern Honshu. We are staying now at a nice hotel in Hirosaki, Aomori, from where I'm writing this post now.

But enough about Japan for now, this post is suppose to give a bit of an impression from North Sea Jazz Festival 2009 where N. and I went last July. We went on Sunday July 12th. Some of the artists we saw were: Lang Lang & Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Han Bennink, Michiel Borstlap & Ernst Glerum and Hiromi Uehara together with Akiko Yano.

I don't have enough time for now to write extended reviews from some of the performances we saw, but you take my word for it we had a nice day with some great performances.

I leave you with some pictures that I took. The quality of the pics is not that great. The overall ligth circumstances were not that excellent which forced me to use high iso values. Some of the pics were also taken from far distance and because only compact camera's were allowed the high iso values caused a lot of noise on the pictures, but still the pics give some impression of the festival. Here are some pics from the performance of Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock.

Enjoy and I will post some more pics from other performances later.

(click on the pics to enlarge)