Best version of this piece I’ve ever heard – too bad she’s gone, what a loss of talent.
Birdland from the 1977 album Heavy Weather by Weather Report
Possibly my all-time favourite Weather Report piece and I have all of their albums. Wayne Shorter on sax, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, and Jaco Pastorius on bass. One of the best jazz-fusion bands of all time.
Old Vinyl Meme Rules
- Dig out one of your favourite old vinyl LPs, AT LEAST 30 YEARS OLD, and listen to it.
- Blog a scan/photo of the cover.
- Write a short review of your favourite track on the LP.
- Link (if possible) to a YouTube version of the artist(s) performing, preferably of the same vintage.
- Link to original blog entry http://www.savory.de/blog_feb_12.htm#20120205.
- Copy these rules to your blog.
- Mail Stu Savory (mail at savory dot de) a permalink to your blog entry that he may link back to you in the comments.
- Repeat every sunday for the forseeable future
Take the time to watch and more importantly to listen.
From the description on the video
Nicolas Besnard developed his art at National Circus School and at the University of Dance of Montreal. In 2005, Nicolas was invited to be a guest act in the sexiest production of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas – Zumanity where he performed over 2000 times in four years. He has performed all around the globe and has appeared in many different TV shows : Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde, Benissimo, .He also won the Silver Medal in Paris at the most recognized Circus Festival in the world – 31st Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain and made it to the finals of French Got Talent.
Shenea Booth is a former two time World Champion in Acrobatic Gymnastics, and is a recent USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductee. In 2004 she retired from the competitive arena and evolved into a world renowned artist, creating a groundbreaking genre of entertainment as an acrobatic duo. As an entertainer, Shenea has made special appearances on Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Cirque Du Soliel premier special events, NBC’s Ice Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular, and was a finalist on Americas Got Talent.
Today, Shenea and Nicolas have come together to combine their unique and original artistic knowledge of acrobatic dance and create a breathtaking master piece.