Three Closeup Photos Of The Hands Of Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson – 2013 Manchester Concert

Leonard Cohen’s Hand

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Mandy MacLeod originally forwarded these close-up photos taken at the August 31, 2013 Leonard Cohen Manchester Concert during a period in which I was too ill to post them. Having re-discovered them recently, I am happy to find they fall in the “too good not to post” category and I am delighted to publish them now, however belatedly.

Sharon Robinson’s Unified Heart Signet Ring

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Note: Originally posted Nov 25, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

The Magic Of Musical Intimacy: A Commemoration Of Sharon Robinson’s 2016 European Tour

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Sept 7, 2016: Eight o`clock in the evening. It’s silent and pitch black in the sold out Minard on Walpoortstraat in Ghent. Onstage, the only things that are set up are a keyboard, a table with technical equipment and a chair with an instrument whose purpose had not yet been revealed. The stage is submerged in a discrete shade of dark red, which occasionally dissolves into blue throughout the evening. Light never has a chance to enter.

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Where In The World Were Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson, & Rafael Gayol On Nov 4, 2010?

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On a tiny Australian island in the South Pacific Ocean, of course – Norfolk Island

En route to Brisbane, Australia for the November 6, 2010 concert, Leonard Cohen (gray scarf), Sharon Robinson (coat, hat, two scarves), and the camera-slinging Rafael Gayol pose for a photo during their stopover at the Norfolk Island Airport on Norfolk Island, an external territory of Australia. Located in the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, the airport is often used as a stepping stone to and from the Australian mainland.

Photo posted at Notes From The Road on Nov 4, 2010 by J.S. Carenza III

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

An Intimate Evening with Sharon Robinson: Zürich

Die Grammy-Gewinnerin, Songwriterin und Musikproduzentin Sharon Robinson hat die Fortsetzung ihrer Europatournee für Herbst 2016 angekündigt. Nachdem die Künstlerin ihre Tour im Oktober letzten Jahres aus familiären Gründen abbrechen musste, wird sie diese nun weiterführen und am Dienstag, 13. September 2016 (20 Uhr) im Plaza Zürich Halt machen.

Weltbekannt wurde die vielseitige Musikerin durch ihre langjährige enge Zusammenarbeit als Co-Autorin, Produzentin und Sängerin von Leonard Cohen. Im Frühjahr 2015 beendete Sharon ihre hochbejubelte erste Solo-Tour durch Europa mit dem Release ihres Albums “Caffeine”, auf dem sie in neuen Kompositionen Soul, Rhythm & Blues und Folk- und Jazz-Elemente auf ganz neue Art vereint. Nicht umsonst wurde sie dafür von Publikum und Kritikern gefeiert:

Daily Mirror UK: “…es gibt kaum eine zeitgenössische Künstlerin, die so eine ungezwungene Coolness und Würde ausstrahlt.”

BBC Robert Elms Show: “Ich liebe es!… wunderschön, kostbar, reizend…”

Ihre Solo-Tour startet am 14. August in Helsinki und führt die Ausnahmekünstlerin in 14 weitere Städte in Europa, u.a. auch nach Zürich. Die Fans dürfen sich jetzt schon auf zahlreiche Songs des aktuellen Albums und einen Abend voller Soul, Rhythm & Blues und Jazz freuen – am Dienstag, 13. September 2016 (20 Uhr) im Plaza Zürich. Info schließen

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Grammy Award-winning songwriter Sharon Robinson has garnered critical acclaim and mesmerised audiences with her smouldering performances. In 2015 she wrote and produced her second solo album, Caffeine, a collection of new compositions encompassing soul, rhythm and blues, folk and jazz.

For thirty years, Sharon has been associated with Leonard Cohen as a co-writer, producer, and vocalist. She co-wrote and produced Cohen’s 2001 album, Ten New Songs, (one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Albums of the Decade”), and co-authored the Cohen classics, Everybody Knows and Waiting for the Miracle. A Grammy-winning songwriter, Sharon’s work has been covered by artists as diverse as Patti LaBelle, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, and Roberta Flack to name a few.

“[Sharon Robinson’s] rendition of Alexandra Leaving is the epitome of style and dignity. Her voice is incredible and she holds the crowds rapt. I can’t find words to signify just how intense it was.”

From All Your Children Here – Leonard Cohen in Lucca by Jonnie Falafel, who also has good things to say about Mr Cohen in this review of the July 9, 2013 Lucca concert. Posted July 10, 2013 at Breakfast In Tuscany.

Note: Originally posted July 10, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

An Intimate Evening with Sharon Robinson: Divadlo Archa, Prague

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Sharon Robinson has garnered critical acclaim and mesmerised audiences with her smouldering performances. In 2015 she wrote and produced her second solo album, Caffeine, a collection of new compositions encompassing soul, rhythm and blues, folk and jazz.

For thirty years, Sharon has been associated with Leonard Cohen as a co-writer, producer, and vocalist. She co-wrote and produced Cohen’s 2001 album, Ten New Songs, (one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Albums of the Decade”), and co-authored the Cohen classics, Everybody Knows and Waiting for the Miracle. A Grammy-winning songwriter, Sharon’s work has been covered by artists as diverse as Patti LaBelle, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, and Roberta Flack to name a few.

Revealing Photos From The August 28, 2012 Leonard Cohen Bergen Concert

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I urge viewers to take a close look at this set of photos from the August 28, 2012 Leonard Cohen Bergen Concert because they, to borrow Pete Purnell’s phrasing, capture moments and subtle gestures that are rarely caught in the photos of the all too familiar poses favored by editors of media sites.

These photos are the work of jarlehm. These shots, along with other selections from this concert and some amazing photos of other, distinctly non-Cohenesque musicians, including Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Rhianna, … can be found.

Worthy of special note are

  • The photos of Sharon Robinson (with Leonard Cohen in Image #2), Javier Mas (Image #3), Roscoe Beck (Image #6), Hattie Webb ((Image #8), and Alex Bublitchi.(Image #11), all of which show the intense concentration and focus of these musicians not during their flamboyant solos or when they are otherwise in the spotlight but during routine, non-dramatic moments. This is not a troupe that ever phones it in.
  • I’m always taken with black and white shots of Leonard Cohen, which seem to bring out the dignity of the man. These three (Images #5, 9, & 12) are are good examples.
  • The photo with percussionist Rafael Gayol, barely visible behind Leonard Cohen (Image #13), somehow managing to look like a mischievous youngster having great fun on his drum set where Dad can’t see him.
  • Image #1 – OK, I admit it’s almost cheating to select for display here a shot of Leonard Cohen beaming like that since that’s what every fan wants to see (which raises the question, who is working for whose smile?). Sue me.
  • The final photo (Image #14) showing the audience in stark black and white is just stunning.

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