Archive for the ‘Musical Interlude’ Category

Musical Interlude: Good Bye, Horace…

June 20th, 2014

Jazz composer and pianist Horace Silver died earlier this week.  I can’t begin to recount how many of his songs, with their unique brew of swing, blues, funk, and simple beauty, I’ve deeply grooved on over the years. There’s the Jody Grind, featured on an earlier OTE interlude–speaking of deep groove, check out that bass-line doubled in the piano’s… Read more

Musical Interlude: Roots of Happy

May 9th, 2014

Don’t worry, I’m not going to link to Pharrell Williams’ huge hit “Happy.”  It’s a great song but it’s everywhere and we try to avoid the obvious here at OTE’s music hall. But I do consider it my responsibility to provide historical context, whether we’re talking inequality trends or pop hits by a falsetto specialist…. Read more