Striking Photos: 2012 Leonard Cohen Edmonton Concert

The impressive clarity, color, and depth of these photos of Leonard Cohen and his musicians performing in Edmonton render them striking indeed. These images are the work of Ned Yeung, A.C.E., Cyclops Photo Studio.

Originally posted Nov 20, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Noteworthy Photos: 2013 Leonard Cohen Lucca Concert

These compelling shots were taken at the July 9, 2013 Leonard Cohen Lucca concert by Ciarán Dorr. Worthy of special note are the photos of

  • Leonard Cohen on guitar (atop this post). Most recent concert photos of Cohen on guitar suffer from the severe stage lighting; this one is impeccable.
  • Hattie Webb’s visage captured with unusual delicacy
  • Neil Larsen in action on accordion
  • Backup singers Charley & Hattie Webb and Sharon Robinson (final photo) looking like the confident, competent women they are

Originally posted July 31, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen September 25, 2010 Lille Concert – Videos, Photos, Review

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Leonard Cohen’s concert in Lille, France generated outstanding photos, videos, and reviews. (Update: more videos & photos from this show are online at 2010 Leonard Cohen Lille Concert Redux – New Photos, Videos Plus “When Leonard Met Ruth”)

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2012 Leonard Cohen Lisbon Concert Photos – Neil Larsen’s Accordion Hands Close-up, Alex Bublitchi’s Tie Inspection, & More

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of shots showing Leonard Cohen in concert standing erect, kneeling, crouching, etc. And, it’s easy to find images of classic scenes – e.g., Javier Mas performing his dramatic solo at the beginning of “Who By Fire” or Sharon Robinson powerfully singing “Alexandra Leaving.” But only on Cohencentric can one count on finding these and other popular photos alongside such rarely published but endearing images as a closeup of Neil Larsen’s hands playing the accordion on “The Partisan,” Alex Bublitchi, the intense violinist, who appears to be either carefully examining his necktie or performing the magic pencil illusion with his bow, and some wonderful looks at Roscoe Beck and Mitch Watkins in action. All of these photos, both the conventional and wonderfully idiosyncratic poses, were taken by Martine Nevens.

Note: Originally posted Oct 12, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Javier Mas First Learns Of Leonard Cohen’s Illness: “He [Leonard] did not think it was so serious… he even left the instruments in Los Angeles thinking we would go on tour again”

The first time that [Javier Mas] had news that the singer-songwriter was sick  was a telephone call from Leonard Cohen himself: “I have many pains, especially in my back. I find it hard to get up and I’m tired. I have gone to the doctor and they are giving me tests.” But he did not think it was so serious, and he even left the instruments in Los Angeles thinking we would go on tour again, as the author of “Chelsea Hotel # 2” told him. In his last year of life, while recording “You Want It Darker,”  [Mas] spoke with his son Adam, producer of the album. “My dad is not well,” he told me. It was then that I came to the idea that the situation was more serious than I thought.

From Javier Mas: «Hablé con Leonard Cohen 15 días antes de morir y me dijo que estaba animado» by Israel Viana (ABC: 07/11/2017) via Google Translate. Photo by Anders Ø. Gimse, Rock Photography. Thanks to Maria Viana, who alerted me to this article.

“[Leonard Cohen] took great care that all of us were happy. He always had time to listen to us and give us advice if we asked. I learned a lot with him.” Javier Mas

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I rarely saw him angry. He was a fair person, with a huge sense of humor and a very controlled ego for how big he was. He was aware of himself, but not too much. And he took great care that all of us were happy. He always had time to listen to us and give us advice if we asked. I learned a lot with himquotedown2

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From Javier Mas: «Hablé con Leonard Cohen 15 días antes de morir y me dijo que estaba animado» by Israel Viana (ABC: 07/11/2017). Via Google Translate. Thanks to Maria Viana, who alerted me to this article.