Category Archives: Jazz

Ah summer…

After having ravenously devoured this fascinating trilogy last winter, I re-read Crazy Rich Asians in anticipation of the film adaptation. Of course, no film can ever approximate the layers of nuances and breath of ideas between the covers of any … Continue reading

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@ROM

Monday past, in a bid to escape the near-insufferable heat – why does it seem to be even hotter at nighttime? – I rode up onto the sidewalk from the bike lane in a bid to park my bike, I … Continue reading

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Overleaves Validation and All That Jazz!

In the lead up to the annual Jazz Festival here in town, I decided to seek a bit of inspiration and take in a couple of documentaries.  Both proved rather satisfying.  On a temperate Wednesday midday in June, I made … Continue reading

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Two Albrechts but what a Giselle!

Second night in London and there was still lots of snow — at least, by London standards; after Montréal where three feet of snow is no horror, 1.5 inches seemed to have arrested London in its tracks — I was … Continue reading

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Going Live!

The second volume of Human Civilisation’s first Dream Memoirs are dropping.  Please do get your copies.  I will also be hosting a launch/art collection event with open bar at my place over the holidays.  Will keep you posted. This is … Continue reading

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Also, Coming in June…

A SIX VOLUME MICHAEL OVERLEAVES APPENDIX. This is Volume I of VI of Michael Overleaves which were channelled by Authentic Michael Channellers™ (accept no substitutes).  Each volume is a companion to I of VI volumes of the memoirs of task … Continue reading

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Soar Higher Still!

Al Jarreau 12/3/40<O>12/2/17 Sweet and blissful dreams, you ravishingly beautiful soul!   I love you more… _______________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.  

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Hot Rhythm.

Hot Rhythm Oil on Canvas 40 x 48 inc ©1961 Archibald J. Motley Courtesy: Chicago History Museum. Love this rousing masterpiece!   _________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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I Love You Ollie! Happy Birthday!

Hymn To Freedom Oscar Peterson & Oliver Jones at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, 2004.   Happy Birthday Oliver…  I have got no end of mad love for you, Sir! ___________________________________________ ©2013-2017 Arvin da Braga.  All Rights Reserved.

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One.

What a lovely drink for the dreamquesting soul… Yesterday, I caught Don Cheadle’s, Miles Ahead, with an old friend from Montréal.  We both thoroughly loved the film.  The concert at the end of the film was phenomenal and it was good … Continue reading

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