Saturday, August 8, 2015



August 5, 2015
2 Songs op. 19 - Webern - London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, John Alldis Choir

A crime scene as perceived by Holmes - that is, like a chessboard as perceived by a GM.

Violin Concerto in D - Stravinsky - Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Sacher, Anne-Sophie Mutter

It gets down to the most disregardable detail of oom-pah, effecting an image of a complex contrapuntal texture by allowing just a few voices to make repeated stuttering do-overs to emerge from the still very clearly delineated actual on-going contrapuntal texture.

Symphony No. 1 - Barber - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

Having missed the boat for Sehnsucht we embark for fond regrets and reluctant resolve.

Georgia On My Mind - Delta Rhythm Boys [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]
Romans Ten and Nine - Bailey Brothers [from Goodbye Babylon]

August 6, 2015
Aviary - Charlie Mariano [from Alan Lowe's That Devilin' Tune]

After the head, solos descend until nothing is left but piano and rhythm.

Tutti Frutti - Little Richard - [collected from Dave Marsh's Heart of Rock and Soul]
Little Richard

Mostly just a quick tempo nonsense blues riding on a dynamite cult-of-personality delivery, until it ends with a devastating, final, lonely, solo "boom" that vanishes into the hollow room.

Confidential - The Fleetwoods [from The Very Best of the Fleetwoods, Come Softly To Me]

Mass market intimacy.

Let's Go Get Stoned - Ray Charles [collected from Dave Marsh's Heart of Rock and Soul]

If memory serves, one never sees a cigarette touch lips in the film Thank You for Smoking. Likewise, one never hears Ray himself sing or speak the line "Let's go get stoned." His way is to duck and weave.

Symphony in A (#15) - Shostakovich - Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Maksim Shostakovich

One could read the musical quotations, from Guillaume Tell and Die Walküre, as a skeleton key to DS's arsenal of symphonic affects and their possible respective political derivations: from public and private revolt.

In Session at the Tintinabulary

August 3, 2015
Banned Rehearsal 891 - Jenny Chung, Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt

On the porch again, we begin almost to approach being indistinguishable from the neighborhood of sounds. Neal decided to go home and get some sleep before we started, but Jenny joins us part way through.

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