Doctor Scat – Jazz Master

Drumming at the festival

by on Jul.09, 2011, under Gigs

Friday July 8 Copenhagen
It feels good to be seventy years old and still be able to be amazed . Tonight I was amazed. My friends and I went to see Marilyn Mazur with her group Celestial Circle. Marilyn is a phenomenal percussionist. Half the stage was filled with bells, gongs, rattles,etc. Pianist John Taylor, Bassist Anders Jorman and vocalist Josefine Cronholm operated as a well integrated, mutually supportive team. At first the music was eery and ethereal, almost jarring. As Marilyn introduced subtle rhythmic elements, everything fell together. Bass and piano demonstrated virtuosity and sensitivity. Part of my amazement was the quality of musicianship the group exhibited. Josephine`s voice soared above the group and then swooped down into gutteral sounds, somewhere between rage and pain, only to rise again with serene beauty. She and Marilyn joined voices for some original duets. They were in tune with each other harmonically and emotionally.

Intro by the band to their musical universe

Singing and drumming

The whole band

Closeup

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