Something interesting happened to me two weeks ago, I was playing with a guitarist at a local small Jazz bar in Berlin. It was a positive day, I worked hard on my bass to be ready. I came with full of energy and happy like in my bar mitzva but it ended being the worst night of me playing. Last Tuesday, I called the same guy again, to make what we call in Hebrew TIKUN to correct the damage, this time it ends up as a beautiful full of interesting moments night. What was the difference? Effortless. but how??? I learned a beautiful little tip from Kith Jarrett bass player Gary Peacock who died last month, he told me: to make a sound, a movement, you need only a certain amount of pressure, once the sound is in the air try mentally to remember this soft amount of effort by a few repetitions. Or, I imagine eating ice cream, then I get the point much faster.
3/4.10 17.00 at Quasimodo
Two summer closing open air party session, this weekend at Quasimodo. Soul and Blues on Saturday and sunday Jazz and Funk with Lionel Haas hosting. Free entry
More info here
“My Unique Jazz Festival”, Jazz aus Europa
Friday 21.00 Schlot Jazz club
We have visitors, Daniel Garcia the spinach pianists brings his fine trio with the great solid sound of Reinier Elizarde "el Negrón" on bass and the first drummer to play a beautiful soft solo under a contrabass. Schlot tonight.
Tickets and more information
types of industry
October 10th 19.00 at KM28
Matana Roberts is an American saxophonist, composer, and multidisciplinary artist. Her current body of work considers sonic abstraction through narrativity, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures.
Listen to her Album: Memphis
Doug Weiss is in town
Trio night at Donau115
Saturday 20.30 17.October
Brian Blade, Eddie Henderson, Clifford Jordan, and Al Foster he played behind all them, supporting with his bass, now he moved to Berlin and two local swingers will join him for a night in Neukölln.
Facebook event and info here
Listen to Three of a Mind with with Al foster and Adam Birnbaum Here
Keep it Jazzy.
Avi Albers Ben Chamo
Jazzy Berlin founder