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    Don’t get me wrong; do enjoy classical music as well, but today, during some dead time at work, I ran across this video.   Enjoyed it much.  Hope you all do so, too.   🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giYvwLM-JEo

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    • #2459536

      Well, I enjoy classical music too, but I know there is more to music than Bach, Beethoven and Brahams (a.k.a. “the three big Bs.”)

      For example:

      Miles Davis:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6eZHnIA__A

      With John Coltrane:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHeOxVwFyOw

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    • #2459606

      And this:

      Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall, 1938

      With the great Gene Krupa on drums and a host of other greats

      “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NigiwMtWE0

    • #2459796

      Oh to be 20’s again!! Thanks for sharing! These groups were so tight!!
      This old percussionist thanks you

    • #2476697

      BBC Proms 2022

      Nicola Benedetti Plays Wynton Marsalis

      “Superstar violinist Nicola Benedetti takes to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall tonight with a very special Proms premiere performance of a concerto written specially for her by American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. An electrifying mix of jazz and Scottish folk, it forms the centrepiece of a programme packed with fizz and sparkle. Also featured are Bernstein’s kaleidoscopic Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and a blast of salty ocean air in Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.

      Thomas Søndergård conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Georgia Mann presents, with special guests.”

    • #2476780

      Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk

      Have some fun with this!

       

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    • #2476782

      Thanks Alex, yes, that has been a great occasion, as it was when she played his violin concerto (he is also a composer). More here: #2391367 in “Part II – Aren’t these the greatest performances of classical music” (That is not all about classical concert-hall music.)

      And since this is about funk, here is some more:

      Wynton Marsalis & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra – Jazz San Javier 2011

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcgKwSsWkzg

      ● Tracklist:
      00:00 – Intro
      01:20 – Inner urge
      10:31 – Light blue
      20:11 – Stuart Davis for the masses
      29:45 – The Mooch
      38:44 – Vitoria Suite: Mvt. I, Big 12
      48:38 – In a mellow tone
      54:35 – Wigwam

      ● Personnel:
      Wynton Marsalis – Musical Director & trumpet
      Kenny Rampton – trumpet
      Marcus Printup – trumpet
      Ryan Kisor – trumpet
      Walter Blanding Jr. – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet
      Sherman Irby – alto sax
      Ted Nash – alto & soprano sax, clarinet
      Victor Goines – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet
      Joe Temperley – baritone & soprano sax, bass clarinet
      Vincent Gardner – trombone
      Chris Crenshaw – trombone
      Elliot Mason – trombone
      Dan Nimmer – piano
      Carlos Henriquez – bass
      Ali Jackson – drums
      Carla Cook – vocals

      By the way, when one now clicks the link to a YouTube video, sometimes it starts playing right away. Also now there is in all videos a red button with “Subscribe” on it, but either by just opening the video Webpage, or else clicking for it to start as usual on the big white arrow, if it shows up, one can watch and listen anyway.

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    • #2476887

      Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk

      Have some fun with this!

       

      “Songwriter: Charlie Wilson, Robert Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Ronnie Wilson, (…)”

      Gap Band – I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops)

    • #2477372

      And how about this?

      She is the most notable electric guitar player shredder I have heard in a very long time. Many good ones had come and gone, but since Jimy Hendrix … I don’t know. (She plays with background recorded music, not with Iron Maiden live, etc.)

      And with perfect timing.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJi8iSpzq9I

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhKEBTz2N28&list=RDEMdncNTbJB7woaP_imXHgliA&index=3

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbmt7IpINBc

      And also a mystery, as since 2016, when she had won already the admiration of millions, she went completely off the grid and no one knows or has seen hide or hair or heard of her since.
      There is an article in Wikipedia about her, if you wanted to know more.

      Tina

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    • #2477439

      Many good ones had come and gone, but since Jimy Hendrix … I don’t know

      Mark Knopfler
      Eric Burdon
      Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011)..

      Come to mind.

      J.J. Cale
      Eric Clapton

    • #2477447

      Hmm …

      Alex: “Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011)..
      Come to mind.”

      Speaking of which:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN0c6IfMkac&list=RDEMdncNTbJB7woaP_imXHgliA&index=5

      And one more for the road:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rBK0BqL2w&list=RDEMdncNTbJB7woaP_imXHgliA&index=1

      (Believe it or not, the notes are there.)

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    • #2495473

      California Funk: Rare Funk 45’s From The Golden State

      With 21 slabs of pure, joyous funk complete with huge drums, blistering horn charts, pulsing basslines, stacks of wah-wah fuzz guitars, and enough energy and rhythm to rearrange the stratosphere, this delightful set of rare and independent California funk releases from the late ’60s and early ’70s is as much a nonstop dance party as it is an affirming revelation. It never stops grooving — from the opener, Water Color’s “All Bundled into One,” a release so rare only one copy is known to exist, to the closer, a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” by Mr. Clean & the Soul Inc., this is one powerful document. None of these sides was a national hit, and most didn’t even crack the local airwaves, but it’s not because they lack quality. There is so much to marvel at here, including the above-mentioned tracks as well as Arthur Monday’s thundering and slightly spooky “What Goes Around Comes Around” and the charging horns and percolating guitar of J.G.D. & the New Breed’s “North Richmond Breakaway.” It’s joyous funk as deep as the ocean is blue. You can’t go wrong with this one. — Steve Leggett

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