Last week I've been to two concerts. The first by Portugese fado singer Mísia
-- she was wonderful as always. A sonorous, passionate voice, accompanied by the Portugese guitar, violin and cello. Most of the songs performed from her concert was from her newest album (just released less than a month ago) which I bought and had her autographed.
I can post a detailed review if anyone is interested.
The second concert was by Bill Frisell and his new fusion outfit, the Intercontinentals. The music was nice enough but the performance left something to be desired. The ensembleship seemed lacking, the band took two long sets to warm up. They had a absolutely magical African drummer though, and he had brough much life to the music.
The music was varied enough, covering everything from Blues to Afro-Caribbean vibes to Middle Easten oud music (the oud player was good as well; and apart from the oud he was apparently well verse in Middle Eastern vocal ornamentations) wish I could hear more from him) to guitar feedback loops.
Will see later this year and early next year: