Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Anton Webern - Six Pieces for Orchestra (Op. 6)

Pierre Boulez conducts.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Ray Charles - Tell Me You'll Wait For Me

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Monty Python - Nudge Nudge Wink Wink

Happy birthday to Eric Idle.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - The Groove Merchant

Another one of the amazing Jones brothers, here functioning as a co-bandleader. From 1968.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Third Movement

The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra filmed at Toronto's Trinity-St. Paul's Centre on May 15, 2009.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Gary Burton Quartet - I Want You

Young jazzers in the sixties doing Dylan. Bassist Steve Swallow is featured.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jan And Dean - Sidewalk Surfin'

The date on the label is a re-release -- this song dates to the first era of skateboarding in the mid-sixties. It's the Beach Boys' song "Catch a Wave" with new lyrics, as apparently Brian Wilson was happy to adapt his song.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Ballad of Mack the Knife

From the original English-language version performed off-Broadway in New York in 1954. Much more straightforward in its phrasing than most better-known subsequent versions.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ned Kendall's Hornpipe

Nineteenth-century American music as played in the twenty-first century.