Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Don't worry: I will get back to posting about food. The decrease in number of food-related posts is due to both too much work and job applications to do, and to the fact that cooking for myself is not as much fun as cooking for somebody else too. However, last night I did make something nice, which I will post about soon. And I did throw some nice dinner parties in the past few weeks, so they will be the subject of a few more posts.

But for now, I wanted to post something about.. music! In the past weekend, I went out almost every night to participate to some art-related event. Most of them were related to music, and I really enjoyed them. Here I would like to share what represented a completely new discovery for me: Eldar!
Eldar is a 21 year old pianist, who plays jazz in a way that is just breathtakingly beautiful, amazing, moving, touching, energizing.. I don't have enough words to praise him. He played mostly pieces that he composed himself. The sounds coming from him and his trio just completely filled me with joy and awe. I really didn't want him to leave the stage. I bought his last CD, and it's great, even though some of his energy is missing compared to being in the same room with him.
If you like jazz (and even if you think you don't), please visit his website. You can listen to some of his songs online.

Plus, here you can actually see him play!!!

If I wasn't thirty years old, I would say I'm in love with a music star. :)

Eldar's concert was part of the SF Jazz festival. I love jazz, and I enjoyed the concert so much, that I'm going to try to listen to at least a few more before the festival is over.


Simona Carini said...

You can be in love with a music star at any age, my dear.

chemcookit said...

Mm.. too bad he didn't show up to greet us after the show. :)

We Are Never Full said...

Um, i followed bands around until a few years ago. if i hadn't of met my husband i'd still be doing it... believe me, simona is right. you can be in love w/ musicians at all ages. i still have my crushes!

thanks for introducing me to this artist. really amazing!