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It Don’t Mean a Thing

How much are your musical tastes inspired by your parents? For me the answer is– a lot. Don’t get me wrong, my tastes are eclectic from classical to jazz to rock. I grew up in the 70’s and still love The Carpenters, Judy Collins and Simon & Garfunkel. Still, I have a secret delight for […]

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Mood music

Music preceded speaking in the movies. Before “talkies” came to theaters, an organist or pianist would set the mood with a score that fit the action on screen and added to the experience for theater-goers. Today, movies and television shows typically include a soundtrack that sets the mood and works in harmony with dialog and […]

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Fuss for nothing?

So, the N.Y. Times revealed today that the quartet performing “Air and Simple Gifts” at the inauguration on Tuesday was playing along with a recording! Read the article here. As a musician, I was impressed that the musicians were able to keep their instruments in tune in those temperatures. Think about it–the clarinet can keep […]