Archive for the ‘Musical Interlude’ Category

Musical Interlude: OTE’s First Favorite Melody Invitational

December 8th, 2013

It’s extremely hard, if not impossible, to identify your favorite melody from your favorite composer, but for me, this one gets awfully close.  It’s from Mozart’s Posthorn Serenade, Andante Grazioso.  It begins at 1:21, introduced by the flute.  Note also the incredibly sublime, yet so simple, descending counterpoint line in the background at 1:32.  Then,… Read more

Swingin’ Sunday Music

November 17th, 2013

My old pal JF turned me on to this ridiculously swingin’ tenor sax man Harry Allen.  I’m ashamed to say I wasn’t aware of the individual but he has a big new fan.  Here’s him and his quartet, co-led by great guitarist Joe Cohn (son of Al, who could swing a tenor in his own… Read more

Friday Musical Interlude: NZ Version!

November 8th, 2013

From my friend and colleague, Ms. Chye-Ching Huang.  Whenever someone mentions a Kiwi*, she takes note (e.g., the Phillips curve from A.W. Phillips?  He was a New Zealander–who knew??)  Recently, I noted how much I like the NZ hit, Royals (link below)–a great, kind of spacey, jazzy jam with impressionistic lyrics and Lorde’s just-rolled-out-of-bed voice. … Read more

Long Overdue Musical Interludes

October 24th, 2013

These posts usually come on Friday’s but if the BLS can put out the jobs report on Tuesday, then clearly there’s no order in the universe and we can all just do whatever we want. First, the great Sue Maskaleris (and old friend whose music I’ve featured here before–her new album is deservedly the rage*)… Read more