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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Jazz: Straight no chaser

This week's "Straight No Chaser" podcast from the always terrific Jeffrey Siegel features a preview of acts from this weekend's Saratoga Jazz Festival. The podcast includes a haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" by Chris Botti. In the podcast, Jeffrey apparently slips up and refers to Jeff Buckley's cover of the song, thus sparking the confused comments by yours truly on Jeffrey's blog entry. Scroll down a bit in the entry and you will find the mp3 file of the program.

You can also listen to a very short excerpt of Botti's cover of "Hallelujah" here, and while I am at it, below also is a YouTube clip of Botti doing Cohen's "A Thousand Kisses Deep."

The photo, of course, is Dee Dee Bridgewater, who was scheduled to perform at Saratoga.



1 comment:

Straight No Chaser said...

thanks for the kind words and link. Juat to add a little more to the Botti-Buckley connection, from the stage at SPAC on Saturday Botti told the story that the first time he ever heard the song was when he ran into Buckley in Bearsville Studioes where he was recording "Hallelujah" for Grace album,