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Favorite lines

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Thursday. 36 Replies

What are some of your favorite lines in a song?My first offering:Wait a minute, mister, I didn't even kiss her.Continue

David Crosby, Steven Stills, Graham Nash ... and CSN

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Oct 25, 2016. 4 Replies

From the first time I heard "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," I fell in love with the sweet harmonies and rich, warming music made by Crosby, Stills and Nash.  Since that time, they celebrated the Summer of…Continue

Tags: Dan Rather, Graham Nash, Steven Stills, David Crosby, CSN

Unique and Interesting Instruments

Started by James Yount. Last reply by Chris Oct 23, 2016. 31 Replies

Music is always evolving and so are the instruments that people use. Have you seen any unique performances that you'd like to share?Continue

Like Like Gospel Music--Do You?

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Mar 25, 2015. 2 Replies

I like music. I like all kinds…Continue

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 4, 2016 at 7:46pm

Randy, I totally understand that Gato is not everyone's taste.  Yeah, he can be pretty wild and raucous.  In that respect, I think it's his uncompromising passion that draws me in. 

Paul Desmond?  Yes!  A great saxophonist who defines the whole genre of west coast cool jazz. 

Another favorite of mine is Ronny Lang.  He was a member of Les Brown's band.  Lang organized and led a few small groups throughout his career but earned his fame in the industry as a highly sought-after studio musician. 

He can be heard as a featured soloist on seemingly countless albums by Henry Mancini and also on television theme songs and movie soundtracks.  Composer Bernard Herrmann used him for the soundtrack music for the 1976 movie "Taxi Driver."

I own the following CD of Ronny Lang which I highly recommend:  Basie Street

Comment by Randall Smith on April 3, 2016 at 7:36am

Gato was a wee bit far out for my tastes. I'm more of a Paul Desmond guy. But, R.I.P. (if an atheist can say that).

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 2, 2016 at 9:09pm

Latin Jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri dies at age 83

yahoo.com/news

One of my favorite saxophonists.  His music is intensely raw, wild and emotional.

Fenix, one of his fantastic albums....

A bit of trivia:  the saxophone playing Muppet "Zoot" was designed by Bonnie Erickson after seeing Gato Barbieri.

(Muppet.wikia.com)

Comment by Randall Smith on January 25, 2016 at 7:21am

Thanks, Kelly. While watching football games yesterday, it occured to me all the fans jump up and down, wave arms, pump fists, shout out, etc. They get excited just as I do listening to swinging music! Young fans at rock concerts do the same. So why can't I, right?

Comment by Randall Smith on January 24, 2016 at 7:42am

I went to a concert last night by the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra (not "band", but no strings). Small group of 3 saxes, one trumpet, one trombone, and a rhythm section. A male and female singer also performed. Most of their songs were from Hoosier born composers--Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter.

The program was top notch. I really get into swinging jazz, tapping my foot, bobbinb my head, etc. So I mostly stood in the wayback to "dance" without being seen. Afterall, I was the ONLY person there that showed any display of emotion. Everybody else just sat there expressionless. Sad.

Also, yesterday, I received and listened to a new CD by "Hot Rize", a bluegrass group I saw on PBS recently. Yeah, I'm eclectic.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 9:17pm

Chris G. The playlist of banjo and thumb guitar has such powerful sounds and rhythms, I can't even imagine growing up on such a rich musical and rhythmic culture. 

Comment by Lemual Poot on June 25, 2015 at 8:58pm

It would be nice if Jason Kreutzman had a crew there for a documentary.  After the earnest money put up in the ticket lottery I’m sure Chicago investors jumped at the chance to get in on it with some video equipment in Soldier Field.  I don't know exactly how much was put up but if I were to write it I'd have to use eight spaces.  

The way it worked, you had to commit the maximum ticket price for a given show, times the number of tickets you wanted to buy.  I could only afford to tie up four hundred bucks so I only put in for two tickets at the Sunday show.  Millions of people worldwide wanted tickets.  The scalper big-money was in there too, and I didn't get the happy email, but I did buy scalper tickets.  OK, I had hoped for something where we could see the stage, but for forty-five bucks each, at least we're in the building. 

I am quite pleased to see the ridiculous prices go down as the date approaches though.   Scalper prices for good seats at the Chicago shows started in the low six figures and nose-bleeders behind the stage started at six hundred bucks a pop; low six figures? I hope they all lose their shirts!

The tradition of deadheads has always been, buy extra tickets when you can afford it, give 'em away outside the venue.  I just went and checked a few sites.  Three days out they're still fat with tickets.  They can lower prices all they want and they'll still be trying to unload them for whatever they can get on the last day for shipping.   My hat is off to all the deadheads who waited it out and got better seats that I did. 

 

After all the hype, it's still a Dead Show, and deadhead and dead beat are often financially synonymous!    

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 8:56pm

Chris G. The playlist of banjo and thumb guitar has such powerful sounds and rhythms, I can't even imagine growing up on such a rich musical and rhythmic culture. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 8:27pm

Chris G. That is a lovely scene of Starlings murmuration. How do they fly so closely together and change patterns in flight? I wonder if they have a leader? or if it is just paying attention to what everyone else is doing. 

How Do Starling Flocks Create Those Mesmerizing Murmurations?

 

Comment by Chris on June 25, 2015 at 5:54pm

I'd like to see that show and am glad to hear the concert is being produced.  Hoepfully it will be available on video.

 

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