That would be Red Garland, one of the best jazz pianists every to tickle the ivories. I’m rightfully obsessed with his take on the old ditty Billy Boy. Hate to bring in economics, but I think it’s the efficiency–like Mozart, every note is so perfectly chosen and placed that if you took one out, the… Read more
…you might be stapled to your chair. I try not to fill up this space with pop hits you would have heard anyway, but this performance of Uptown Funk on the Ellen Show, with the whole audience signing backup, is just too fun to miss. Turn it up! “If you freaky, then own it!”
OK, I know some consider this Mozart piano sonata as just a simple ditty for kids to work out on (Mozart himself described it as “for beginners”). But I found an old CD of it the other day played by none other than my fav pianist for this sort of thing–Alicia De Larrocha–and upon listening… Read more
No, not the CBO score…the music. Ms. A de L is my favorite classical pianist–her technique and dynamics are impeccable and to my ears she gets the music the way the composer meant it. And this is just a blissful concerto by Haydn, so really–just about as good as it gets on a rainy Fri… Read more
Over at PostEverything. Perhaps wage growth just needs a “little more time“–this song helped me get through some grueling exercise yesterday, so maybe it could help you too.