2014 Lookback

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My favourite shot of 2014 came pretty late in the year, November in fact, when I Caught Sam Fish and Mike Zito enjoying playing as much as we were enjoying hearing them do it.

There was lots to like about 2014. Some of it familiar, like the Kunst!Rasen shows and Jazztube livening up the Tube-stations. Other events were not so familiar to me, and my favourite new venue of 2014 was Alter Zoll. Steal a Taxi and Blümchenknicker were two of the free acts that had happy and smiling picnickers enjoying the music, the sunshine and the Rhine view.

 

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Stairway to Heaven – Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke

Chicago2014-26I grant you that this evenings show at Bonn’s Kunstrasen was billed as ‘Chick Corea & Stanley Clarke play songs from ‘Return to Forever’ but on a mellow evening like this my ears told me they were in fact playing songs from Heaven.  Legends come, and sadly they also go.  All the more reason to enjoy two of the Jazz greats and the Summer air on the Rhine while we still can.

 

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