Here are videos featuring John. The majority of videos also feature Barbora, as they have performed as a team for many years, not just as a duo but with quartets, sextets and even with big bands.
A lock down, trans-continental collaborative piece. Jonathan Taylor, old friend and guitarist, wrote the basic song and sent the guitar track to us from Johannesburg. With the help of possibly too much wine, Barbora wrote the melody and lyrics and I recorded her vocals and played bass and piano. The video consists of some choice travel photos, from the various places we have called home.
The following are videos from the latest Tellinger & Fresk album, “As Long As You’re Living.”
Here is an arrangement of the great old standard, “I’ve Got The Sun In The Morning,” Irving Berlin’s masterpiece from the musical “Annie Get Your Gun.” Part of our Lockdown Countdown series.
Barbora’s original composition. This had some serious airplay at one point in South Africa and this is our duo take on it. Part of our Lockdown Countdown series.
Here’s the second installment of our casual Lockdown Countdown. Barbora sings a gorgeous old ballad, “Trouble Is A Man,” which Peggy Lee recorded in 1946.
Here’s our next installment of the Lockdown Countdown: a song from “As Long As You’re Living,” the latest Tellinger & Fresk album. The song is “Better Than Anything” and there’s no better way to start your day 😉
Another one of Barbora’s compositions, from our Lockdown Countdown series.
Lockdown Countdown continues with a ballad written by Irving Berlin in 1937 which we reinterpreted.
Barbora and I pay another tribute to the extraordinary Irving Berlin in our Lockdown Countdown. This is “Let Yourself Go,” from the 1936 film, “Follow The Fleet.”
Dean Friedman’s great song. Part of our Lockdown Countdown series.
And today’s Lockdown Countdown was originally recorded by Dinah Shore in 1950. We think we’ve made it a little better.
From our Lockdown Countdown series. Dedicated to our loved ones, scattered around the world and unable to travel or see each other.
Another one of Barbora’s songs, and another day in lockdown. Inspired by her years in academia and that one pain-in-the-ass professor…
Today’s Lockdown Countdown installment. A beautiful song from Thelonius Monk.
And here’s our latest daily installment of the Lockdown Countdown videos. The lockdown was really getting to us. 😂😂😂
Today’s installment of the Lockdown Countdown features a ballad written by the brilliant combination of Hoagy Charmichael and Johnny Mercer.
Lockdown Countdown continues with another great, albeit lesser known song by Irving Berlin. One of my all-time favorite songs.
May 2020. We were coming down the home stretch of our Lockdown Countdown, as the Czech Republic gradually returned to normal operation. (BUT it turned out that it was only temporary.) Here’s another ballad, co-written and recorded by Bing Crosby in 1932.
Here’s the final installment of our Lockdown Countdown 🙂 See you LIVE in the hopefully near future, and let us know if you’re planning a trip to this magnificent city. Enjoy! Well, that was May 2020. We all know what’s happened since then.
This was a video from a fan. It didn’t capture the whole of “Bye Bye Blackbird,” but it definitely caught the infectious groove of the song. Red Tin Roof, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa. 2017.
Another video by a fan. You will find the studio version of “A Sleeping Bee” with bass and drums on the latest Tellinger & Fresk album, As Long As You’re Living.
Here are videos from the Tellinger & Fresk album, “Deuce,” released in 2014.
Here are some videos of live performances at the Musaion at the University of Pretoria.