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    Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 3:28am
http://www.garana-jazz.ro/

21-24th July 2011

Avishai Cohen
Hiromi Trio
Mathias Eick
Frederika Krier Quartet
Poppies From Kandahar
Thomas Stronen
Anouar Brahem?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 3:37am
Great ,you will see the new Hiromi's trio there Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote idlero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 5:28am
For me Hiromi is 5th in preferences after  Avishai Cohen , Anouar Brahem, Mathias Eick and Lars Danielsson
Great names, if it were in Bucharest I would have gone for sure, Garana is for young and enthusiasts people LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ricochet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 5:31am
If I can ever pick up the phone and make a reservation already, I will go.

Heavier names than those were rumored, but I guess all the piggy banks were smashed.


Edited by Ricochet - 13 Apr 2011 at 5:32am

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 5:44am
OK, I like Lars Danielsson (especially as duo with Leszek Mozdzer, saw them live in 2009 in Vilnius Jazz), Avishai Cohen isn't my favorite - nice melodic Middle East world fusion is not my cup of tea, especially with his last album's openly pop-oriented trend.

From the list, still Hiromi's new trio looks as a main attraction for me Smile (am not familiar with all names though)
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Yes, it is to be expected that Hiromi will be the highlight. There's a small hill nearby, and in the past years it always got filled with people, even if it was actually a graveyard, when Jan Garbarek, Bela Fleck or Jean-Luc Ponty played.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 11:24am
where is the festival? the link just brings me to a festival page with no links
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote idlero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 1:02pm
somewhere in Romania...
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updated
http://garana-jazz.ro/

Anouar Brahem out, Nik Bartsch's Ronin in



I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote idlero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2011 at 1:58am
According to reports from the festival, it seems that Hiromi gave one of the best performance in the history of the festival and according to the organizer ,Avishai Cohen's performance was the most popular one in the history of the festival, lasting 3 hours(1 and a 1/2 more than programmed), one report describing the atmosphere similar to a rock concert
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ricochet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2011 at 2:34am
Originally posted by idlero idlero wrote:

updated
http://garana-jazz.ro/

Anouar Brahem out, Nik Bartsch's Ronin in


Brahem is set to play in November, in Bucharest.

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Some Facebook friends say the festival was crap and the organizsers have no clue about making a good jazz festival. ORLY? Ermm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote idlero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2011 at 11:07am
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Some Facebook friends say the festival was crap and the organizsers have no clue about making a good jazz festival. ORLY? Ermm

I guess nobody is happy when he has to wait 1&1/2 hour for preparing the sound system
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Some Facebook friends say the festival was crap and the organizsers have no clue about making a good jazz festival. ORLY? Ermm


Last year it was people who had no business with the festival stinking up the place.
What were the complaints?

Originally posted by idlero idlero wrote:

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Some Facebook friends say the festival was crap and the organizsers have no clue about making a good jazz festival. ORLY? Ermm

I guess nobody is happy when he has to wait 1&1/2 hour for preparing the sound system


That happened plenty of times.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2011 at 12:57pm
Quote īn afară de Ronin și Jan Bang, Gărāna 2011 a fost un fās. ceea ce īnțeleg organizatorii și publicul din jazz este ce īnțelege Ștefan Bănică Junior din rock'n'roll


Quote o fi fost fain Uehara, dar tocmai asta este problema. amestecul de jazz bun cu jazz prost de la festival arata o crasă lipsă de discernămānt muzical, atāt a organizatorilor, cāt și a publicului care aplaudă cu aceeași frenezie la orice :)


Quote nu-mi imaginam festivalul garana ca fiind un tarc cu o scena flancata de gratare fumegande, Blue Spirit si Avishai Cohen + in fiecare pauza recitaluri de anecdote rasuflate ale lui florian lungu. a meritat sa merg si sa stau la concerte in ploaie, nu ma plang, dar nu pot numi acest amestec incoerent "festival de care sa ma indragostesc"...


oameni pe al caror gust pun destula baza. nush ce sa zic.


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Hmm, was ts their first experience or more like finally having enough of it?

Re: the first two - I don't think this year's Garana was something to die for. The headliners were clear. Times have long been tough, so maybe there's also enough you can hope for. There were apparently more Romanian bands, either were they too minor (I see Butoi/Tiberian/Zan didn't play in the festival per se, that is quite faulty thinking) orthe usual funk/jam bands to wrap up the evening, either were they simply underwhelming (for sure Horea Crisovan is junk in the context of this festival) or OMG BEGA BLUES BAND DIDN'T PLAY FAIL FAIL A THOUSAND FAILS.

*cough* The rest is subjective, I can't fully understand from any of these quotes how the quality of the playlist is adressed, precisely because I wasn't there and I haven't heard it (yet). It's clearly a festival playing its counters on the same spot every year (nordic ECM, nu-jazz, fusion) and if so, the fanbase is conservative about it.  I probably would have barfed at Avishai, especially with his recent album being promoted, otherwise, from what I hear, he was spectacular. - it could just as well be that he was so in the eyes of the faithful "Garanari".

The third one adresses what I said earlier, about BBQ and people just coming to drown themselves in the Three Waters.


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I've also heard Avishai's show was brilliant and he had the longest standing ovation ever.

These guys were at their first Garana, I think, and only Saturday and Sunday.
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I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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^ Nice photos. Can't read Romanian though Confused
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