What are you listening to today?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ed, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Aulos303

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    Ah I could have found it myself, in fact I meant to do a search but I forgot. But I thought I'd post the question here, get a conversation going.
     
  2. TrueTone

    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

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    On a different, somewhat bluer, note:
    Blue in Green from Miles Davis's album Kind of Blue:

    The musicians playing on this are: Miles Davis on trumpet, Bill Evans on piano, Jimmy Cobb on drums, Paul Chambers on double bass, and John Coltrane on Tenor Sax. (and the presence of Cannonball Adderly sitting out on this piece in the album.)

    ...I don't regret my pun. =P
     
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    That is such a good album!
     
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    Currently listening to Mozart, Quintet in Eb for horn, violin , 2 violas and cello
     
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    In those times the horns were called natural horns, no keys. It was all done with embouchure. Someone came up with the idea of altering the tone by putting the hand partly in the bell (hand stopping). It must have taken some real skill!
     
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    This is the disk I was playing yesterday. Nowadays the horn players have keys but back in mozart's day it must have taken real skill.

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  7. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    I've been gone long enough that I can write down a bunch of stuff. However, I think the newest are:

    Eivør. Listening to some of her tracks, I'd say that she's got a bunch of classical training.
    Árstíðir. Still listening to them. I don't remember if I had mentioned them before.
    tUnE-yArDs. Some of the older stuff has woodwinds.

    I'd think that we could put this in the category of, "Musicians whose names are difficult to pronounce and/or spell." :D
     
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    Wow fantastic acoustic in there! You just want to get your instrument out and play in there!
     
  9. TrueTone

    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

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    We sight read this last month, it's a very nice piece:
    Variations on a Korean Folk Song, by John Barnes Chance.
    This recording is from the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra.
     
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    Our band played this fine chart. Very nice stuff, takes a lot of air. :)
     
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    Dan & Dustin Higgins jam in August 2011. The song is based on short poem of same name. Dan plays Buescher C-melody saxophone and Dustin plays Gibson L7c archtop. Music and verse by Dan Higgins.

     
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    Sonny Rollins' You Don't know What Love Is from "Saxophone Colossus".

    His playing needs no accompaniment. I don't know why Rollins was overshadowed by Trane for so long.

    I've listened to this cut for so long and so many times over the years that I hear it in my sleep.
     
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    So I had to pull it up and listen to it again. Sweet stuff.

     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Kimbra. I like this KEXP performance much more than her studio recordings.
     
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  16. TrueTone

    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

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    Oooh that piece is fun! We were going to play it for MPA (state band contest, basically.) in my Sophomore year, but it was cancelled for non-existent snow, which obviously kind of aggravated everyone.
    We performed that twice more than year (once in Saint Louis, actually, I do wish I had known Terry was from there when I went there.) though, so I'm happy! =D
    I think there's still a recording of my friend playing that with us. (Said friend is a Jazz Studies major at UNT right now and is still really good. He was in the 5 O'clock band this past year, if I recall correctly.)
    As for what I'm listening to, other than Fantasia for Alto Sax, I'll say William Schuman's New England Tryptich and Stars and Stripes Forever, I guess. I seem to have a lot of patriotic music I've played at various concerts at this point. =p
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    You lost me at the 5/8 time :D.
     
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    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

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    There's a work by Rachmaninoff that's mostly in 5/8 that's about 20 minutes long, it's called Isle of the Dead. It's a cool piece, but it unfortunately is the earliest piece I've heard of the needs a low C on a Bass Clarinet, so Rach is the one I have to blame for that issue... (Anyone want to extend my Bass down 3 semitones for free? =P )
    What I'm listening to right now is Gershwin's an American in Paris, which is what's on the radio currently.
    And I always have a tendency to try to miscount 5/8, so I can see why.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    FWIW, I never knew bass clarinets were available with low C keywork until one of my directors handed me a chart and said, "I know it goes down to low C. Just play it up an octave." I also had to count ledger lines. Then I priced one. Twice as much as a low Eb? No thanks.

    Anyhow, I'm going to have to listen to the Rach. He's generally not on my rotation of classical composers.

    BTW, Jim, while you did lose me at 5/8 time, I rather like the piece and you know I don't like a lot of sax players. Those A to A leaps are done extremely well. Effortlessly.
     
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    Our director often has us mark our music thusly for 5/8 time, "123-45, 12-345, 12-345, 123-45" like we'd be able to randomly change the count that way. I just count it in a rubato two. :)
     
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