Feb 22 2015
Today’s featured video is in-studio footage from Jakob Bro, performing the song “Vinterhymne,” which appears on his 2013 release, December Song. It’s the third in a planned trilogy of albums that feature, among other notables, Bill Frisell and Lee Konitz. All three albums are absolutely gorgeous. In anticipation of Bro’s upcoming 2015 release, I’ll be reviewing all three this week.
There’s a brief voice-over by Lee Konitz near the end, which is quite touching. He was an established jazz legend before the turn of the century, and remarkably, Konitz has effected a resurgence on his performing career, and he’s been contributing to some of the more amazing albums of the last ten years. There is something profoundly uplifting about the reminder that our creative talents need not grow old, even if our bodies do.
Also, on another note, it turns out Lee Konitz dresses exactly like I do. I swear to god, I sit in my writing room pounding away on the keyboard in a shirt/sweater/pants combo just like the one he’s wearing in this video… the autumn colors and the black pants. I am likely the only one who finds this significant or charming… a fact which, apparently, does nothing to dissuade me from sharing it in this post.
Anyways, enjoy the video.
Your video personnel: Jakob Bro (guitar), Bill Frisell (guitar), Thomas Morgan (bass), Lee Konitz (sax) and Craig Taborn (piano).
I hope your weekend is wrapping up nicely.