My friend and filmmaker Steven Lippman was outraged, as all decent people were, by the silencing and suppression of Elizabeth Warren reading Coretta Scott King's letter. Steven has made art out of his outrage, along with the strong voices of 55 women of all ages,colors and backgrounds. I am proud to be one of the them, Please share widely.
Al Jarreau. I was only 14-15 years old listening to his album We Got By, and I knew every little phrase and scat by heart. I could sing the whole album in harmony and I spent hours in my room with these songs. Al jarreau was my first true musical hero. Later, I was so lucky to sing with him for real. Al came to Oslo to record a duet with me, and we sang live together several times. He became a special friend. We invited him for dinner in our house in Oslo, Heine cooked bacalao for him, and Al sang Take Five for my little daughter Karla in my livingroom, backing himself only with his knife and fork. We all kept smiling for many days after he`d left. Al was an extremely generous and kind man. He made everyone feel special. He was just like his songs.. playful and totally free..,not limited to any genre. He opened the door into music for me. I am so sad that he as passed away. But he won`t stop singing. My signed vinyl We Got By will keep playing out loud in my living room.. and I keep doing the scat singing with him, in harmony. Thank you Al Jarreau. ... See MoreSee Less
Hajo WagerHe was one of the Best. Have seen him in Baden Baden some years ago 🎤🎷
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Lothar FelschTo see this and to feel the atmosphere makes me cry. What an emotional giant. Thank you for sharing few years with you on this planet. Do your best up in heaven. I'll miss you and your music. Bye.. www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLI98ne1g2k
Jörg KlimaczewskiR.i.P. Al, you are one of the greatest jazz singers and performers 😢
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Michael CzernetzkiHe was one of my favorite (Jazz) musicians. Casino lights was my first CD even before I had a CD player and his open air concert in Stadtwäldchen in Budapest in 1996? was the most intimate.
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Iain StewartBeautiful words in memory of a great man, Silje. Xxx
Timothy M. SwansonThank you for sharing such wonderful and personal stories of your special connection with Mr. Jarreau. His recorded music was a much-appreciated soundtrack to many good memories for me.