Yeah, it's not what we like to think about on Christmas but it's reality. Oscar was a brilliant jazz pianist, played like he had 5 hands. All kinds of great jazz musicians and singers performed with Oscar. What can I say, the dude's music touched my life. Please view this video in honor of a master musician.
I couldn't not post anything seasonal so I posted something good. These guys are talented and entertaining. Hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays to all.
Shot during lunch errand run and later trip to friend's Great Dane Ranch. Locations, Taichung City and DongShi, Taichung County. 5 Minutes to Hana by Steve Loo featured background music. Steve's music is heavenly-hope you enjoy. Comments are always welcome, pick a method that works for you.
The Long Tail reports on the success some websites in China are having monetizing music. Not through direct CD sales which everyone recognizes is as dead as yesterday's news, but from other indirect methods including ring tones, and search. I and many others believe there is a model that will work for the artists and the listeners/fans that just hasn't been discovered or more likely hasn't been widely promoted yet.
Just love the new media ability to capture stuff quickly and easily. Brilliant audio/video of course not but brilliant never the less. Great capture of some of the presence factor of iconic band.
Your Brooklyn Bluesman friend is certainly eclectic in his musical tastes. Don't really cover much jazz in my Getting a Leg Up podcasts. Not because I don't love tons of it(I do) just because I feel I need to maintain some kind of boundaries to keep me from flying off into the vortex(or some such pseudo-sci fi babble -:) )
I recently searched for streaming jazz stations and came up with a gem: KJZZ. They feature mostly mainstream or traditional jazz as opposed to the more contemporary or "lite jazz" and some solid blues programming on the weekend. Signal strength and clarity is excellent. My 2 favorite DJs are Jose Rizo: awesome Latin jazz program, and Bob Parlocha: great variety of jazz from across the spectrum.
PS: yes Virginia, they are playing some nice Christmas jazz mixed in without being totally obnoxious or smarmy.