David Bailey, the super-cool, super-talented fashion photographer who was the model for the lead role (played by David Hemmings) in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 classic film Blow-up, is now over 70. He is still active as a photographer, both in the fashion and art worlds. Director Jérôme De Missolz was permitted to film him from pretty close up. We see Bailey in his home, with his wife and children, and in discussions with his friends. We are also witness to the inception of a new photography project on his home turf, the East End of London.
Three elegant gentlemen and a charming lady clad in a long dress are the four musicians that 4 to the bar consists of. Should you now be thinking about bar music, you are absolutely right – however not in the sense of the location with alcoholic beverages, but rather the musical staff bar. Four-four time reigns here, so listen and we dare you to keep your feet still! Miriam, the racy vocalist, is not only a feast for the eyes: Her silky voice creates a fascinating antipole to percussionist Robert Kopp’s titillating rhythm, whom Miriam additionally backs up with diverse percussion instruments. Stronger, on the other hand, the masculine voice of bass Andreas Stroh, making the duo sound quite charming. Bandleader Stroh spins and embraces his acoustic groundwork instrument just like a dance partner. Arranger Claudiu Gheorghiu on the keyboard is in charge of the jazzy note - whenever a grand piano is available, the group can perform totally acoustically.
Master teacher Lee Potter in her third trimester with twins adds her own special wit and playfulness to the Bar Method's pre-natal workout, a long-standing and popular class at its flagship studio in San Francisco.
The Bar-Kays were early progenitors of '70s funk. BLACK ROCK/GOTTA GROOVE is two records on one CD; both albums feature early incarnations of the band. The tracks on GOTTA GROOVE are from 1968, one year after the group had lost four of its members in the same plane crash that killed Otis Redding.