The range of expression, originality of ideas and boldness of execution puts it in a class of its own. Etheridge has been called 'one of the best guitarists in the world ' by no less a figure than Pat Metheny, and on this showing that's the plain truth. Garrick, a former prodigy, can swing with the best of them, but there's also warmth, lyricism and a lot of wit.
The programme is inspired, too, with themes by everyone from Duke Ellington to William Walton, by way of Ennio Morricone. Virtuoso performances here from two extremely talented performers performing on a variety of violins and guitars. Jazz is just one part of this wide ranging set which includes folk, classical and many other influences.
It's simply stunning at times. Etheridge is a guitarist for all seasons and all situations - whether reworking Frank Zappa or paying homage to Django Reinhardt. Garrick is a violinist with a thoroughly personal voice on the instrument and the technique to be able to express it eloquently. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us.
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I'm telling you All Star Team. Now let's take a moment to address the wretchedness. The story is remarkably dull, the ultra naturalistic dialogue is forced to play within an overly-precious dual narrative, and it all rests on the notion that, despite their destructive affair, our lead characters must remain sympathetic.
Nothing says Christmastime like adultery. What will young Jesse Bradford do once daddy leaves home for Mrs. Director Ulu Grosbard doesn't help matters at all. The tone of this thing is all over the place. The pace is stagnant and mired squarely in the failures of the script. Confusing to watch also is Grosbard's love affair schmaltz in constant competition with the actors truthful humanity.
This does not make for dynamics at all, quite the opposite. Oil and water, my friends. Murky, murky oil and water. Within the first ten minutes of the movie, when meeting at a restaurant, Harvey Keitel asks De Niro, "Can you please tell me what the hell we're doing here? I hope you're getting paid. The movie is shot beautifully by Peter Suschitzky, known for his work with David Cronenberg. The locations are pretty. There's a cool car drive in the rain involving life and death gravity, but the movie never earns the stakes to which it portends.
Most disappointing, David Clennon and Meryl Streep do some of their all time best work when they're together in two scenes that total 40 seconds of screen time. One wonders what could have been if the story had spent more time with them, and less time commuting on the train. This All Star Game got rained out in the middle of the first. Saw this movie years ago and what I like most about it, is that is is about romance,,,plain and simple. No explicit sex, fowl language,,just old fashioned love.
The characters are so vunerable to one another If you believe this is wrong, I totally agree with you but DeNiro and Streep will force you in this movie to re-think the whole thing only if the story is like theirs.
The movie starts with DeNiro not believing that one of his friends is capable of cheating on his wife and divorcing her to marry someone else! Only to find himself in his friend's shoes later! It's a very simple and honest story about the fact that no matter what you do and how hard you try, you don't control feelings they actually do control you! There are two scenes that will truly make you think and think. The scene when DeNiro tells his wife that he loves someone else and she slaps him on the face.
He does nothing for what he can do! Seriously, what can be done?! What can you do? And the second scene is when Streep drives her car hysterically to catch up with DeNiro oh my God I watched this movie cause it starred De Niro and Streep - and that is actor heaven as far as just about anyone is concerned. But still, I was very uncomfortable during portions of the movie - in particular, the last 10 minutes, in which we, the audience, were not so subtly being manipulated.
Will they not? Whenever a director distrusts an audience so greatly that he feels he has to overtly manipulate them into feeling what he wants them to feel, the movie is cheapened - often beyond redemption. Still, it was so much fun to watch De Niro and Streep -.
GTWL4 2 September There is only one thing more pleasurable than seeing a movie starring Meryl Streep or Robert De Niro, and that is to witness the magic which occurs when these two super stars perform together. The chemistry between them is overwhelming in "Falling In Love"--even more so than is their on-screen attraction in "The Deer Hunter. Streep portrays Molly Gillmore, a doctor's wife and commercial artist; and De Niro, Frank Raftis, a construction foreman, husband and father of two young boys in "Falling In Love.
Molly and Frank are good, moral suburbanites who just happen to be "Falling In Love," all the time struggling to remain loyal to their respective families. Only De Niro and Streep possess the refined artistic abilities to slide into the roles of normal, emotional, realistic characters--and to strengthen this already fabulous screenplay.
Let's hope they'll engage in at least one more romance of destiny. EUyeshima 11 March I have a certain fondness for this movie, and twenty years later, it still gets to me. I first saw this movie in a theater during a bleak Chicago winter, and the coziness of this romantic fable warmed me at the right time.
Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro - probably at the height of their respective careers in as respected, Method-style actors and bankable stars - have certainly had more challenging roles to play than the two married suburbanites here, Molly and Frank, who develop a strong attachment to one another by way of train rides back and forth from Connecticut to Manhattan.
In fact, this movie does not even have the emotional gravity of Noel Coward's "Brief Encounter", which screenwriter Michael Cristopher is apparently mimicking with a mid-eighties sensibility. There are even excellent actors in supporting roles - Harvey Keitel as Frank's best friend going through his own transition, Dianne Wiest as Molly's sex-obsessed best friend, Jane Kaczmarek as Frank's content but guarded wife, David Clennon as Molly's emotionally unavailable husband - but none are given much to do, other than to be left to their own unstated thoughts and observe what's going on with the main characters.
Yet the film has a certain pervasive charm and a subtle sense of intimacy that makes it seem more substantial than it has any right to be. There is a certain improvisational element to the two lead performances that contributes to this feeling and makes the characters easy to like despite upscale lifestyles that appear more appropriate in a Pottery Barn catalog. You do believe these two characters are hesitantly falling in love, and the scene where they try to make love for the first time has an aching honesty that deepens the story at the right moment.
Leave it to Streep and DeNiro to make it all look so authentic in spite of some silly Hollywood story conventions, such as the "boy meets girl" meeting over a passel of Christmas packages at Rizzoli's or the one-year-later denouement that ends naturally on a crowded commuter train Even putting "The End" on the screen induces an aura of Hollywood artifice. Regardless, the little moments are what provide the most pleasure here These moments provide a nice counterbalance to the more predictable scenes of regret and guilt that are inevitable with this story.
Ulu Grosbard directs the actors with a sure hand, though the pacing drags at times, especially toward the end when he suddenly tries to build some suspense with a speeding car in a downpour. Dave Grusin provides a nice, FM-lite score highlighted by "Mountain Dance", the syncopated theme that plays throughout the movie. This film is definitely recommended for those seeking Hollywood-style romance with two acting heavyweights who inject some nice realism into a slight story.
This platonic affair isn't shown to be therapeutic for the two--in fact, it's just the opposite Streep never looks like she's having fun. Her interpretation is as intense as it is gentle, with a dynamic orchestration encapsulating the climactic near-conclusion of the album. Utilizing jazz instrumentation and dreamy vocal harmonies, she creates a truly haunting sound. Title: Memphis Rock and Soul. I love Stax Records. When I see that distinctive logo, you know, the one with the finger snapping, I never hide my love.
Etheridge did what any true artist should do when you want recreate the magic and aura of Stax—she recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, where some of the original songs on Memphis Rock and Soul were recorded. Etheridge stays true to the original—no words changing here—and her vocal delivery is perfect.
No doubt, it must have been a dream for Melissa Etheridge to record this album and pay respect to perhaps the greatest American record label ever. Title: Chaos. Over the past few years the punk band Unlocking the Truth has gone from YouTube sensations to performing at major festivals and landing a nearly unprecedented recording contract with Sony later rejected , all while just entering their teens.
Alec Atkins bass joined the band during the period in which they made quite a bit of noise on YouTube, once the word got out about their impromptu shows in Times Square. Chaos is the first foray into what the fellas have been cooking up since they made the jump to the Vans Warped Tour and Coachella.
The album is very well-produced with a sound that feels tailor made for radio airplay. Each track feels crafted as a potential single, which though understandable—given how music is consumed in —takes away from a cohesive whole. And while these might be big shoes to fill, Chaos hints that the teenage power trio may be mentioned in the same breath as these bands down the line.
Of particular note is the level of the playing the band has mastered. Thematically the album leans heavily on imagery about outsiders perhaps due to being three young African-American males participating in a genre that is dominated by bands that do not look them ; relationships usually difficult or outright bad ones, which begs the question how much of these songs sprang from personal experience?
All in all, Chaos feels like a preview of great things to come. It is my hope that Unlocking the Truth beats the odds of becoming pigeonholed as a novelty act and continues honing their craft both live and in the studio. Title: Live In Ludwigshafen The show lasted only a couple of months, playing for small audiences in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. Marooned in Europe with a payroll to meet, Jones and company set off touring the continent, booking venues and collecting money to pay their way forward.
Eventually, the band ran out of money and came home to the U. Jones recorded his last strictly-jazz big band album, The Quintessence , for Impulse! Records in December, , essentially ending his career as leader of a touring jazz big band. This lineup included many future headliners and leaders on s jazz albums.
That Jones could assemble such a band testifies to his influence in the music business even at a relatively young age.
Although his greatest career highlights were years forward, this concert demonstrates why Quincy Jones always had the respect of musicians, and always knew how to please an audience.
Title: Mezcla. Immigration has been a theme in music for centuries, as people who relocate try to remain connected to their roots, and attempt to relate past experiences to the present. However, themes of immigration seem to be especially poignant in the political climate of , as boundaries and immigration policies are pushed and pulled throughout the world. Many musicians are speaking out about their personal immigration experiences in this year of contention, in particular addressing humanitarian issues.
Soundsystem does on their fourth album, Mezcla. It is a powerful and upbeat song, featuring a fast beat maintained through a variety of percussive instruments and ornamented by the horns.xirobormamowecetinidemawal.coinfo: The premier site for the history and analysis of the standards jazz musicians play the most.