Friends are trading back-and-forth the Facebook meme of the 10 most important albums. Nobody has asked me, but here are mine. Ranked in order of relative importance for their influence in my development as a musician, not in any way by quality. The trendline is my interest in eclectic music, experimentation, brass playing, and finally […]
I really want to like this album. Really. And it starts out great.
Working through my Big Box Of Stravinsky, I came across the 1959 recording of Les Noces, with an unusual A-team roster of performers.
When I showed this to daughter C., she accused me of stealing from Amazon.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. But seriously, there is such a thing and it came out this year. Old buddy Anthony Cartouche set us up with a copy for the drive from Cleveland to New Jersey over the weekend, and we let it loop through four or five times.
waxy.com discovered parts of a BBC show that takes apart tracks from songs by The Beatles and analyzes the production techniques. Really worth a listen for any Beatles fan.
How does the newly remastered Sgt. Pepper stand up against the original 1987 CD release?
Better. Much better.
I love record stores. But I suppose the simple fact that I use the phrase “record store” dates me as a child of the pre-digital age. Maybe I should say, I love music stores. But then that’s a little confusing instead, because a music store is something more like Patelson’s. But little by little in […]
I took lessons with Jim for four years while at B-W, and while I never became a great trumpet player I still learned quite a bit. This CD is reminding me of some of what I’d forgotten.