3,2,1… Go

Another week, another battle.

I listen to Mobb Deep The Infamous album to get meet to a kick-ass mood for this week.

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The International Montreal Jazz Festival will knock on our door in a few days, Lance Stroll has been in the third position of the Baku Circuit. Because of this his young man, another quebecers is making his mark on the F1 circuit again and I have a feeling that he will make some big waves this young gentleman.

Lance Stroll

Oh and I forgot to add that British Vogue is welcoming the new Editor-in-Chief Mr. Edward Enningul. From I-D magazine, Vogue Italia to British Vogue, I have a little feeling that British Vogue will get a makeover and I couldn’t be happier. He was a big part of the incredible Black Issue at Vogue Italia and he is not a afraid to break some barriers with class of course. The best is yet to come. Congratulations Sir Enningul.

Emmanuel Enninful

You must wonder she start by talking about the International Montreal Jazz fest and now she is talking about the first male EIC of one of the biggest fashion bible in our time, where is she going with all of this?

Elementary my dear Watson, it will be the few post I will do write about this week. And I have a surprise for you. Just the fact that the Jazz Fest will rock our world for two weeks with incredible artists in on of the most magical city in the world, I just feel like I’m in heaven.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

A Chronicle interview with a really incredible, smart, charismatic, funny and genuine artist that you will like and his music is the perfect soundtrack for every occasion in a day. I will give you as a hint that he is from Montreal. Hmm, I know, it’s not enough.

You won’t get disappointed my Chronicle followers.

Everything in slow motion

http://www.vogue.co.uk

http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/fr-CA/Programmation/Concerts

A quiet storm hit us

It sure did.

Albert Johnson aka Prodigy of Mobb Deep passed away. I just can’t believe what I just read yesterday.

Prodigy

Another great hip-hop pioneer left too early but my oh my, the legacy he left will be forever engrave in the music history.

It’s not a surprise he became of musician, a poet and a musical prodigy. Born and raised in a musical family, his journey was already design to shake this world up with his powerful and street smart lyrics. With the help of his patner in crime Havoc, they played a big part of our generation playlist.

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Some people will remember him for his famous feud with Tupac. But me, I will always remember when my brother brought the Murda Musik and I was mesmerized when I heard Quiet Storm for the first time.

As John Lennon sang on the first verse of A Day In A Life:

I can’t believe the news today of boy

My thoughts and prayers are going to his family, his friends and his fiercely fans.

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Everlasting Light

What a weekend in Montreal.

The weather was fantastic, The FrancoFolies Festival started and rocked the city. We are lucky that it will still be at the Quartier des Spectacles until June 18th.

The FrancoFolies Website

You know I will talk about the  F1.

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Lewis Hamilton

We are the best crowd for every occasion. The best there is!

The Crowd

F1 for life 

On a sad note, this weekend, a legend left us. Mr. Adam West was my first and most memorable Batman.

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Everyday on the TVAchannel  at 1 pm during the summer vacation, I was there in front of my tv to watch at the same batchannel and battime my favorite Cape Crusader. BING, BANG, POW!

How can we not remember Batman dance  moves. It is still on that day my got to go rocking this dance floor move.

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And he was my favorite Mayor.

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Ok, he was a little neurotic as a mayor but damn, Adam West has one wicked sense of humor.

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We must be so grateful for all those wonderful memories that our loved ones left us.

This week on the C, I will talk about the FrancoFolies for sure, the NBA finals, this week Maestro and everything in between.

Hope to see you at the same Chronicle time and Chronicle channel.

Toudoulou

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Maestro Martin

This week Chronicle Maestro is a man that I deeply admire and I fell in love with his work at the end of the year 2006.

He is his father son and he is his own man with a mission. He want us as music lovers to focus on the sound of a recording record with a better musically ears with Sonos.

Giles Martin Sonos

He made us fall in love all over again with Sgt. Pepper remastering is a masterpiece. With his father, he create one of the most visceral, ethereal and imaginative soundtrack of all time for one of the best show I saw in my life. All you need is LOVE..

Father and Son

Giles Martin have the passion for create and orchestrating in the studio music that will be the soundtrack of our lives. And he   want us to hear music as he does hear it at the studio.

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I always been very fascinated by the process of making a record. My father had a record shop when I was really young.

At home, my brother and I would spend so many times listening and analyzing a song. A passion was born from the get go.

Always near our favorite instrument

Like me, Giles on a very different scale but parallel learn from the master. Sir George Martin couldn’t be a better professor for Giles and a mentor.

They had such a beautiful father and son chemistry on and off the studio.

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I wish one day I could sit down and see this Maestro in action in his musical laboratory.

Giles and Paul

Here come the son!

Thank you Giles.

50 ans avec le Sergent Pepper

Hier vu l’anniversaire de cet album mythique de la culture pop.

Sgt Pepper

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band pour certains fut l’album qui a déterminé une nouvelle ère musicale.

À mon humble avis, autant que je considère que c’est un très bon album mais pour moi, ça toujours Revolver et Rubber Soul qui seront les albums qui nous ont averti que le meilleur serait à venir.

Abstraction de cette paranthèse, l’idée de Paul de créer un groupe qui ne sont pas les Beatles fut une idée du génie à l’époque.

The band

Within You Whitout You me fait toujours rêver.

George H. and his sitar

La sitar est exquise et les violons également. Un classique! La passion de George se ressent pour ce beau instrument qui est la sitar.

While is Sitar Gently Weeps

A Day In a Life est à mon avis la meilleure chanson de John Lennon. I heard the news today oh boy… Chapeau à George Martin pour la production et l’orchestration de ce chef d’œuvre.

Maestro Martin and Sir Lennon

Indémodable, indestructible et indispensable comme album pour tous les mélomanes de ce monde.

SPLHC

http://sgtpepper.thebeatles.com

 

Maestro Nagano The Great

You must wonder who’s in my eyes are the maestros of this world.

One this series that I will publish every Thursday, I will talk about one of them that are bringing or brought their magical touch in different area such as music, arts, science, .

Is it a deal? Alright then, let’s get started

Today my first one is in my eyes, the best Maestro (in the real term of the word) of our generation.

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I present you Sir Kent Nagano of the Montreal Symphony Orhestra.

This maestro has accomplish so many things and he is one of the best maestro of our century.

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My heart just melted when I learn with the OSM, they are offering the possibility to the children to learn playing piano, violin, cello and others musical instruments and they offered those instrument and the facility in their school to learn it.

This beautiful project I s in the neighborhood where I grew up and it will be free.

It’s not the most prosper of the neighborhood in Montreal but it’s a resilient one. I’m sincerely so grateful and so happy. Tears are coming out of my eyes while I write to sentences.

La musique aux enfants

For me, who had the chance of starting playing piano because of my preschool teacher with her piano in the middle of the room, I couldn’t resist it. Thank you Aunt Lucy!

My first piano recital

It’s a magical experience seeing and hearing this magnificent orchestra from Montreal.

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They are doing so much for the community and they have the ability to make you dream while they are playing with passion while Maestro Nagano is the captain on board.

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Today, I will play the album Beethoven (my favorite composer right after JS Bach) Symphonies  No.1 to 7 of Kent Nagano and the OSM. Music to my ears.

Captain Nagano

Thank you Maestro Nagano and the entire OSM team for the beautiful music and for what you are bringing and teaching to the children of the northside of Montreal.

I am forever grateful for this gesture.

http://kentnagano.com

 

 

VOLVER by Biolay

Cet album me fait rêver à  nouveau après des jours un peu ténébreux. Encore une fois, Benjamin Biolay nous charme mais cette fois-ci avec son nouvel album Volver.

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Volver nous offre une ambiance feutrée sans aucune prétention. Chiara Mastroianni y participe également et leur complicité est au rendez-vous. La chanson Encore Encore! en ait la preuve sonore.

Benjamin et Chiara

La chanson Roma a un bon groove qui fait que j’ai le goût de me danser dans ma cour ou de mettre le volume à fond en conduisant. Le violon est omniprésent dans cette chanson rythmique. J’adore!

Hypertranquille a un vibe très R&B. Quand il chante Alors ouais je prends mon temps, je fonds et je suis conquise et amoureuse. Bon, je dois me calmer un peu le pompom.

Benjamin Biolay

Benjamin Biolay est un artiste à découvrir et cet album serait un excellent baptême pour certains d’entre vous. Quand on écoute sa voix sensuelle, mystérieuse et romantique, il pourrait vous faire penser à un mix au grand Daho (Étienne Daho) et Gainsbourg. Il produit les albums de:

Julien Clerc

Julien Clerc

Juliette Gréco

Juliette Gréco

Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa

La chanson La mémoire me touche particulièrement. L’honnêteté et ses textes poétiques sont authentiques. Vous l’avez deviné, ça sera un album que je vais écouter plusieurs fois durant cette belle fin de semaine ensoleillée à Montréal.

Dans ma Chronicle Bucket List, peut-être un jour, je pourrais parler de musique avec Biolay.

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En attendant, sa musique continuera à me charmer!

Salute!

http://www.benjaminbiolay.com