Filed under: Entertainment, Music, Politics, Pop Culture | Tags: Acting out, Rowan Atkinson Live, The Invisible Drum Kit
Filed under: Entertainment, Heartwarming, Music, Pop Culture | Tags: A Love Song, Perpetuum Zazzile, Slovenian a capella jazz choir
Filed under: Entertainment, Europe, Heartwarming, Music, Pop Culture | Tags: A Tribute to ABBA, Perpetuum Jazzile, Slovenian a capella jazz choir
Time to revisit Perpetuum Jazzile, the Slovenian a capella jazz choir. Here they pay tribute to the Swedish vocal group ABBA with a medley of ABBA’s songs. We have long admired this group.
Filed under: Art, Entertainment, Music, Politics | Tags: An Old Technique, Lovely and Different, Surprisingly New
Filed under: Capitalism, Freedom, Heartwarming, Music, The United States | Tags: Guitarist Guy Van Dueser, John Philip Sousa, Stars and Stripes Forever
Guy Van Dueser plays the most famous Sousa march. We can have Sousa all year, can’t we? We don’t have to wait for the Fourth of July. This is much too wonderful to wait for next year.
Enjoy. This is special. What no tubas? Mr. Sousa never dreamed of this performance.
Filed under: Australia, Entertainment, Music | Tags: Australian Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed's Struttin', Master Guitarist
A nice way to start the day. Tommy Emmanuel’s guitar always seems like an extension of his body.
Here’s the Legend of Zelda theme song on marimba, snare drum, cymbal, bells, timpani, and triangle.
Filed under: Energy, Environment, Fun n Games, Music | Tags: A LONG Construction Project, Exquisite Patience, Imagine the Tuning
In a Japanese Forest, — and Sung By Alien Robots.
Filed under: Entertainment, Freedom, Music, Pop Culture | Tags: Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Street Musicians, The Glass Harp
Meticulously filled and tuned wine glasses beautifully played. Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Filed under: Entertainment, Freedom, Music | Tags: American Music, Contemporary Ragtime, Music Break
Blues, but in Ethan Uslan’s hands, it’s happy music. Enjoy.
Filed under: Entertainment, Music, Pop Culture | Tags: Happy Music, Old-Time Piano, Ragtime
Happy music, for a Saturday.
Filed under: Freedom, Heartwarming, Music, The United States | Tags: "Rhapsody in Blue", George Gershwin, Technologically Restored
The miracle of modern technology has restored to us the real sound of George Gershwin (1898—1937) himself. His singular performance of “Rhapsody in Blue” has been transferred from the original 1920′s piano rolls to a contemporary concert grand piano. Part 1: played January 1927, Part 2: played May 1925.
His first big national hit was “Swanee” which Al Jolson made famous. Then there was “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Oh, Lady be Good,” “Funny Face,” “Strike Up the Band”, “I Got Rhythm,” “Of Thee I Sing.”
His first major classical work, “Rhapsody in Blue,” was composed in 1924, a most American work. “An American in Paris,” and in 1935, his most ambitious composition, which he called a “folk opera” that crossed all sorts of musical barriers — “Porgy and Bess.” It was a box office failure, which seems bizarre today as we recognize the enormous contribution of George Gershwin to American music.