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Misfits with Danzig on vocals.
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I've got to +1 all the nostalgia for old Misha. Check out this performance with him and Patrick Bissell in "Don Quixote"...I mean, Bissell is no amateur, but Misha literally blows him out of the water.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IQJzw9F6dw8
post #63 of 128
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I've got to +1 all the nostalgia for old Misha. Check out this performance with him and Patrick Bissell in "Don Quixote"...I mean, Bissell is no amateur, but Misha literally blows him out of the water.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IQJzw9F6dw8

Seeing that clip just reminded me of the palpable stage presence and electricity that almost overwhlemed me the first couple of times I played with him--you just can't take your eyes off of him for a second.

koji
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led zeppelin in their prime

Re-watched "The Song Remains the Same" for about the millionth time last night--the interplay between Page/Plant in the "Whole Lotta Love" vamps still completely blow me away.

koji
post #65 of 128
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Thanks VR. I saw Misha once with NYCB in the late 70s and at least a dozen times between 1980-1988 with ABT. Watching him dance with Gelsey Kirkland was incredible.

Do you know how fortunate you're? Kirkland/Baryshnikov and Makarova/Baryshnikov are probably 2 of most legendary partnerings (along with Fonteyn/Nureyev) in Western history. The Theme & Variations he did with Kirkland I saw on tape was just beyond description.

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I recently saw a video of him dancing the male variation from Giselle Act 2's pas de deux, and I can only imagine what it was like for that audience. As he went up to do the double front cabrioles in the beginning, the entire audience gasped, and then as some started to clap, he did the second one, and they gasped again, and some started to applaud only because they didn't seem to know what to do next: they sounded stunned. Talking to people who were at that performance, it sounded as if the video barely hinted at the extraordinary occasion.

--Andre

Are you talking about the one with Makarova? God, that performance was literally out of this world.

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I've got to +1 all the nostalgia for old Misha. Check out this performance with him and Patrick Bissell in "Don Quixote"...I mean, Bissell is no amateur, but Misha literally blows him out of the water.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IQJzw9F6dw8

That Don Q is one of my favorite in my DVD collection. I have to say he did pretty okay right next to Misha. He had so much ahead of him, so sad, what a waste of tremendous talent.
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Seeing that clip just reminded me of the palpable stage presence and electricity that almost overwhlemed me the first couple of times I played with him--you just can't take your eyes off of him for a second.

koji

Wait, wait, wait---you freakin' played with Baryshnikov?!
post #67 of 128
By far my number one choice would be to see the The Wailers (Bob, Peter & Bunny) in Jamaica in 1973 right after the release of Catch a Fire and Burnin'.
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Wait, wait, wait---you freakin' played with Baryshnikov?!

duh, where have you been?
post #69 of 128
Charles Mingus.
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Wait, wait, wait---you freakin' played with Baryshnikov?!

[bio fragment]
Also active in chamber music, Mr. Attwood has performed with members of the Borromeo and St. Lawrence string quartets, and is a regular collaborator with Mikhail Baryshnikov. He performed with the dancer's White Oak Dance Project and provided music for Mr. Baryshnikov's 2002-2003 solo tour of the U.S. He completed a fourteen-city coast-to-coast tour with Mr. Baryshnikov, with sold-out performances at the Boston Grand Ballet's Grand Studio. The programs, entitled "Solos with Piano...or Not...an Evening of Music and Dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Pianist Koji Attwood," began in the summer of 2002 and were performed to benefit the Baryshnikov Arts Center, which opened in the fall of 2005. The tour featured new works choreographed for Mr. Baryshnikov by Cesc Gelabert, Tere O'Connor, Lucinda Childs, and Eliot Feld to the music of Cage, Jaggard, Nancarrow, Berg, and Leon Redbone; Mr. Attwood provided solo interludes and accompaniment for the dances, garnering tremendous critical praise. Nevada-Events remarked that he is "a pianist of rare gifts, both as a solo artist and as a collaborator. Playing solo pieces of Scriabin, Scarlatti, Liszt and Soler, this young pianist was much more than fill. He is a concert pianist with an impeccable technique, a rich tone, and an assured sense of good interpretive taste." The Minneapolis Star-Tribune said he "percolate[d] rapturously... [Baryshnikov and Attwood] displayed lovely chemistry in a performance full of virtuosity, and humor, whimsy and seriousness. Their coordination was so tight that it sometimes seemed as though the dancer's limbs were attached to the musician's notes."


I've been incredibly fortunate to have played with many great musicians, but I can say without any reservation that Misha has been the greatest artist that I've had the privilege, honour and pleasure to work and perform with.

koji
post #71 of 128
My mother once saw Rudolf Nureyev perform Swan Lake in China.
post #72 of 128
He is a bit of fun trivia: What was the name of the Baryshnikov's troupe dancer who played German terrorist in the original DieHard with Bruce Willis?
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He is a bit of fun trivia: What was the name of the Baryshnikov's troupe dancer who played German terrorist in the original DieHard with Bruce Willis?

Alexander Gudanov
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Alexander Gudanov

Godunov just like Boris Godunov.
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Godunov just like Boris Godunov.

Close enough
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