Monthly Archives: February 2014

John McLaughlin’s Shakti in Pori Jazz 1976

Do you like Indian music with jazzy spices – or guitar jazz flavored with exotic instruments and micro intervals? That’s how I would describe Shakti, the fusion band established by guitarist John McLaughlin with the Indian violin player L. Shankar, Zakir Hussain on tabla and T. H. “Vikku” Vinayakram on ghatam. … Continue reading

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The form, the colors

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All pictures taken on a cruise ship between Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

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“Mr. Boogie Woogie” Errol Dixon in Pori Jazz 1976

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Blues, soul, rock and a hint of jazz mixed into swinging groove, that’s Errol Dixon. On Saturday July 17, 1976 Errol Dixon played solo in Pori Jazz Festival. It was an easy listening afternoon, a happy mood created by this … Continue reading

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A drop of blue

Sometimes the popularity of a picture surprises me. I posted this picture in 500px.com, a photo sharing site which I use randomly. The picture shows a garden flower in strongly modified colors. 500px measures the popularity of a photo by … Continue reading

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The Dipper trying to catch the breakfast

A White-throated Dipper is catching aquatic insects, snails, crustaceans, molluscs and small fish. I was photographing this nice bird late January in river Hirvihaaranjoki in Southern Finland. This animated gif sequence is compiled of six frames with Gimp, showing about 2 … Continue reading

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Gary Burton Quintet in Pori Jazz 1974

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Much belated 70th birthday greetings, Gary Burton, with pictures I took about 4o years ago in Pori Jazz Festival on July 12th, 1974 in Riihiketo School. I remember this concert as one of the highlights of the festival. The members of … Continue reading

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It’s good to have friends, at least during one day a year.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers. (Meme card version here.)

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