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Category Archives: Music
Sang with the UofSC Men’s Chorus this morning. We’re doing a piece this semester based on a poem by Wendell Berry, “What We Need Is Here.” This song, and poem, are growing on me. Geese appear high over us, … Continue reading
Apparently I’m on a tear this evening. Here’s virtuoso bassist Marcus Miller with his band, playing “Papa was a Rolling Stone.” Nina and I saw Miller playing with Miles Davis during his Tutu period, at the Paramount in Seattle–must be … Continue reading
So, while I’m thinking about it, on my recent visit to San Francisco, my friend and mentor, Dean Elias, got tickets to hear Ahmad Jamal at, it turned out, Symphony Hall. It was a fabulous delight–Jamal played this very tune … Continue reading
I was watching music performance videos last night, as I do, and came across this NPR Tiny Desk Concert featuring this amazing performer, Thundercat! I’d never heard of him before, and it took me a little while to realize that … Continue reading
When I was growing up, my parents were involved over the years in several productions of the Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menotti. I think I was probably a participant in the shepherds’ chorus once … Continue reading
Ella Fitzgerald said, “The only thing better than singing is more singing.” I need to make up for lost time.