Are You Smelling the Roses?

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  Like almost every morning, I took the dogs to the park for a good, over an hour walk. While they were enthusiastically hunting and chasing squirrels, I discovered this beautiful clean and completely intact pine cone. I thought of …

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy…

  I was touched and at the same time shocked by a feature documentary I saw yesterday on voting rights in the US. I had the honour to attend a private prescreening of the film “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy“, with my dear …

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Aganjú ~ Music and Spirituaity

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  I first heard the song Aganjú on Bebel Gilberto’s album Tanto Tempo. It was written by the Brazilian musician, songwriter and record producer Carlinhos Brown, whose musical style blends tropicália, reggae, and traditional Brazilian percussion. Later, especially the Latin …

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Press Release ~ New Album ~ Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge

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   : : FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : : MOONTRAXX, LOS ANGELES, SEP. 2016 : : Capturing a rich atmosphere of cultural diversity, this sensual, multi-lingual world jazz album, with songs in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese, guarantees to carry you …

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Staying in Touch…

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  We had a marvelous time playing last month at Molly Malone’s and the audience was full of praises too which is always very satisfying! Like the following tweet expresses: @MollyMalones listening to the beautiful and talented @FrancesLivings and band. …

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Songs of the Soul ~ In Memory of Zane Musa (1979 – 2015)

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Drink in hand, we sat down, shortly before the show was to begin. It was the summer of 2005 and I was on one of my first visits to Los Angeles from Germany, where the guitarist Greg Porée and I …

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Frances Livings, Ipanema Lounge ~ Repertoire ~ French Chansons

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  I have always had a very strong affinity towards the French culture – and I am not only referring to the delicious food. I was thrilled to start learning French at middle school and very excited about being able …

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Still Lifes ~ The Art of Depicting Tranquillity

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It was just one of these mornings. Lying there in bed, I felt as if my life was washing over me like a big grey wave, the murky waters were draining off, revealing bit of useless debris. My music and my writing, appeared like mere …

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Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge ~ New Album Out Soon!

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Frances Livings’ Ipanema Lounge I am very excited to announce that we have almost finished recording a new 12-song world jazz album called “Ipanema Lounge”. The songs range from dramatic and emotional, melancholic, to up-tempo, fun and groovy. Atmospherically, the recordings create a …

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Ipanema Lounge ~ A New Musical Addition!

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Post by Frances Livings. Related articles Piazzolla: Escualo CD review – elegant, smooth, idiomatic A Night of Tango with Cuartero Suerte Loca Music Review: Jazz-Crossover Albums from Roger Davidson, Gary Gray, and Pascal Bokar ‘Song of Eva Perón’ sizzles at …

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