Saturday, July 31, 2021

Luke's 32


In this age of wokeness and cancel culture, this image could be viewed as racist (brown skinned young woman pretending to be white, or vice-versa - white woman pretending to be a Latina), sexist (red hot lipstick, mini skirt and high heel boots), backward (fill in the blank), and so on.

Captured at Music Row in Nashville.  Contrary to the stigma about the south, Nashville is a blend of different musical cultures.  It's probably one of the few urban cities that one can listen to a mix of music's past, present, and future with cuts of country, bluegrass, rock, pop, Americana, gospel, classical, jazz and blues, all blending and overlapping in perfect harmony. That's why I think it's still called the Music City.

Hope your day is going well.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Joe Newman / Zoot Sims - Corky (restored 1957 vinyl LP)

 


Joe Newman / Zoot Sims - Corky (restored 1957 vinyl LP)

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell

From the jazz LP "Locking Horns", an album by trumpeter Joe Newman and saxophonist Zoot Sims recorded in 1957 and originally released on the Rama label before it was sold to Roulette Records.


• Joe Newman - trumpet • Zoot Sims - tenor saxophone • Adrian Acea - piano • Oscar Pettiford - bass • Osie Johnson - drums

Joseph Dwight Newman (7 September 1922 – 4 July 1992) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator, best known for his time with Count Basie.

John Haley "Zoot" Sims (October 29, 1925 – March 23, 1985) was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor but also alto (and, later, soprano) saxophone.

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. I also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music.

Hope you enjoy.

INXDS. #jazzsax #jazztrumpet #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lake Watauga, Centennial Park

 


Second day in Nashville, Tennessee. The weather was the same as when we left Georgetown, Texas.  It was hot, hot and very hot. Humidy was so high that you wonder whether you were wet from perspiration or there was so much water in the air.   I overheard a man from Philly saying, "Oh boy... I sure ain't gonna miss this weather."

This is Lake Watauga, Centennial Park. It is a man-made lake, built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.  It was held in Nashville in 1897 to celebrate Tennessee's one-hundredth anniversary of statehood.  During the celebration, gondolas were a feature with native gondoliers from Venice, Italy. There was a replica of Venice's Rialto Bridge on the lake. Lake Watauga lies at the foot of the terrace in Centennial Park which is crowned by a full-scale replica of the original Greek Parthenon. Lake Watauga was named in honor of the first settlers of Tennessee who were known as the Watauga or Cumberland settlers.

Hope your day is going well. 

#Nashville #LakeWatuga #iPhone11pro

Monday, July 26, 2021

Hi-ho, the Derry-o ... The Farmer in the Dell


Stopped by at Bastrop, Texas.  This farmer wants a refill on his moonshine.  O... hi-ho, the derry-o!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Al Cohn - Autumn Leaves (1954 recording)

Al Cohn - Autumn Leaves (1954 recording)


“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” - Charles Dickens 

 

"Autumn Leaves" is a popular song and jazz standard composed by Joseph Kosma with original lyrics by Jacques Prévert in French, and later by Johnny Mercer in English. It’s one of the most covered jazz piece. Generations of artists from Miles Davis to Eric Clapton have covered this song.

 

From the album Mr. Music, recorded in December 23, 1954 in New York City for the RCA Victor label. 

 

• Al Cohn - tenor saxophone • Joe Newman - trumpet • Billy Byers, Frank Rehak - trombone • Hal McKusick, Gene Quill - alto saxophone • Sol Schlinger - baritone saxophone • Sanford Gold - piano • Billy Bauer, Sir Osbert Haberdasher (pseudonym for Jimmy Raney) - guitar • Buddy Jones, Milt Hinton - bass • Osie Johnson - drums • Manny Albam, Ralph Burns, Johnny Carisi, Al Cohn - arranger 

 

Al Cohn (November 24, 1925 – February 15, 1988) was an American jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer. He came to prominence in the band of clarinetist Woody Herman and was known for his longtime musical partnership with fellow saxophonist Zoot Sims. 

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code §107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. 

 

As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. I also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS. #bebop #jazzsax #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Purple Coneflower

The late Prince would have loved these flowers.  Perhaps they inspired him to write and record Purple Rain.  Silly me.

The native species Echinacea has light purple ray flowers, which droop slightly and resemble petals, and tiny disk flowers, which create the cone-shaped center, from which this plant gets its common name. That central cone creates the very small seeds that are a great fruit source for songbirds. It also attracts bees and butterflies.

The genus name is from the Greek echinos, meaning "hedgehog," an allusion to the spiny, brownish central disk. The flowers of Echinacea species are used to make an extremely popular herbal tea, purported to help strengthen the immune system; an extract is also available in tablet or liquid form in pharmacies and health food stores. Often cultivated, Purple Coneflower is a showy, easily grown garden plant.

Captured from our friends's backyard.  Hope your day is going well.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Wes Montgomery - I Say a Little Prayer for You (1968 recording)

Wes Montgomery - I Say a Little Prayer for You (1968 recording)

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche 

 

From the vinyl album Down Here on the Ground, an album by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery that was released in 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Jazz album chart and number 4 on the R&B chart. It also reached number 38 on the Billboard 200. The song "Down Here on the Ground" is Montgomery's version of the theme song from the movie Cool Hand Luke by Lalo Schifrin. 


 

 • Wes Montgomery – guitar • Herbie Hancock – piano • Ron Carter – bass • Grady Tate – drums • Ray Barretto – percussion • Hubert Laws – flute, oboe • George Marge – flute, oboe • Romeo Penque – flute, oboe • Bobby Rosengarden – percussion • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone • Gene Orloff – violin • Raoul Poliakin – violin • George Ricci – cello • Emanuel Vardi – viola Production notes: • Creed Taylor – producer • Don Sebesky – arranger, conductor 

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code §107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. 

 

As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. 

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS #jazzguitar #jazz #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday #quoteoftheday

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

How to Make New Age Cocktail


  1. Get a nice wine glass.  Any cheap one will do.
  2. Get Thyme cuttings, a couple of Nasturtium flowers, a piece of Swiss Chard.
  3. Place in the wine glass.
  4. Add some mineral water.
  5. Enjoy.  Just don't drink it.  It's just for photo op.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Oscar Peterson - If I were a Bell (1977 vinyl LP)


"Most people don't want to talk about politics and religion. They say, 'Let's talk about something else.'" - Prince 

 

If I Were a Bell" is a song composed by Frank Loesser for his 1950 musical Guys and Dolls. It has been covered by Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Garland and many others. 

 

The song here is from the LP album Oscar Peterson Jam – Montreux '77 , which is a 1977 live album featuring a jam session led by Oscar Peterson. At the Grammy Awards of 1979, Peterson won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist for his performance on this album. 

 

• Oscar Peterson - piano 
• Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - tenor saxophone 
• Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet 
• Clark Terry - trumpet 
• Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - double bass 
• Bobby Durham - drums 

 

Recorded July 14, 1977 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland 

 

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC CQ OOnt (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist, virtuoso and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, simply "O.P." by his friends, and informally in the jazz community as "the King of inside swing". He released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, as well as a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy, and received numerous other awards and honours. He is considered one of history's great jazz pianists, and played thousands of concerts worldwide in a career lasting more than 60 years. 

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art are from the vinyl LP and the publicity photo of Oscar Peterson in "Jazz at the Philharmonic. The portrait is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1926 and 1977, inclusive, without a copyright notice.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code §107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. 

 

As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. I also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 


Hope you enjoy.


INXDS #bebop #jazzpiano #vinylrecord

 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Cherry Tomatoes as Art/Appetizer

 

The tree Mohawks decided to stick around so I offered them a gig - that is modeling for photo opportunity.  They were very eager and it turned out that they were very photogenic, and delicious. They didn't know that they were going be part of dinner.



Hope your day is going well.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Patti Page - The Lady is a Tramp (1956 recording/lyrics)

Patti Page - The Lady is a Tramp (1956 recording/lyrics)

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

The Lady is a Tramp (Verse) 

I've wined and dined on mulligan stew 
And never wished for turkey 
As I hitched and hiked and drifted, too 
From Maine to Albuquerque 
Alas, I missed the Beaux Arts Ball 
And what is twice as sad 
I was never at a party where they honored Noel Ca'ad 
But social circles spin too fast for me 
My hobohemia is the place to be (Chorus) 
I get too hungry for dinner at eight I like the theater, but never come late 
I never bother with people I hate 
That's why the lady is a tramp 
I don't like crap games with barons and earls 
Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls 
Don't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls 
That's why the lady is a tramp 
I like the free, fresh wind in my hair 
Life without care I'm broke 
It's oke 
Hate California, it's cold and it's damp 
That's why the lady is a tramp 

Songwriters: Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers The Lady Is a Tramp lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Concord Music Publishing LLC 

Rodgers and Hart wrote "The Lady Is a Tramp" specifically for their lead, the energetic teenage movie star Mitzi Green, who introduced it in the show. Some have thought the song is a little too "worldly" for a kid to sing, but that didn't stop it from becoming, at the time and against a lot of terrific competition, the show's biggest hit. 

If you search the web for female singers covering "The Lady Is a Tramp”, you might not find Patti Page on the first few results. Surprisingly, you might even see Lady Gaga, Peggy Lee or even Ella Fitzgerald but not Ms Page. 

Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her stage name Patti Page, was an American singer of pop and country music and occasional actress. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six-decade long career. She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". 

On this recording, Ms page comes blazing out in straight jazz style, carried along on the accompaniment provided by Pete Rugolo and a band loaded with top jazz names as Bob Cooper on oboe, George Auld on tenor sax, Chico Alvarez and Buddy Childers on trumpet. The trumpet that burst through in the solo is played by Pete Condoli. 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art are from the publicity photo of Patti Page, General Artist Corporation-management/photographer-James Kriegsmann, New York. The photo is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between 1926 and 1977, inclusive, without a copyright notice.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. 

As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. I also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. 

Hope you enjoy. 

INXDS #bebop #jazzsingert #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Joni Mitchell - Twisted (1974 recording)



Joni Mitchell - Twisted (1974 recording)

"Whatever you think can't be done, somebody will come along and do it. A genius is the one most like himself." - Thelonious Monk

From the LP, Court and Spark is the sixth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. It was an immediate commercial and critical success—and remains her most successful album. Released in January 1974, it has been described as pop, but also infuses Mitchell's folk rock style, which she had developed through her previous five albums, with jazz inflections. 

It reached No. 2 in the United States and No. 1 in Canada and eventually received a double platinum certification by the RIAA, the highest of Mitchell's career. It also reached the Top 20 in the UK and was voted the best album of the year for 1974 in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll. In 2003 it was listed at No. 111 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 

The album saw Mitchell’s collaborations with Henry Lewy, Wilton Felder, Tom Scott, Dave Crosby and Graham Nash. Generally, always in control of the production of her own albums, Mitchell co-produced this one with Lewy. The co-founder of the popular L.A. jazz group The Crusaders, Felder contributed some memorable basslines to the album while the Blues Brothers member Scott infused some lush saxophone. Crosby and Nash’s presence tends to be overlooked as their backing vocals in ‘A Freeman In Paris’ blends effortlessly with Mitchell’s voice. (https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/joni-mitchell-court-and-sparks-alternative-freedom-and-love/ ) 

The song "Twisted" is a 1952 vocalese song with lyrics by Annie Ross, set to a tenor saxophone solo of the same name by Wardell Gray that was recorded in 1949. It has been covered by Bette Midler, and on this post Joni Mitchell. 

My analyst told me 
That I was right out of my head 
The way he described it 
He said I'd be better dead than alive 
I didn't listen to his jive 
I knew all along 
That he was all wrong 
And I knew that he thought 
I was crazy but I'm not 
Don't know 
My analyst told me 
That I was right out of my head 
He said I need treatment 
But I'm not that easily led 
He said I was the type 
That was most inclined 
When out of his sight 
To be out of my mind 
And he thought I was nuts 
No more ifs or ands or buts 
They say as a child 
I appeared a little bit wild 
With all my crazy ideas 
But I knew what was happening 
I knew I was a genius... 
What's so strange when you know 
That you're a wizard at three 
I knew that this was meant to be 
Now I heard little children 
Were supposed to sleep tight 
That's why I got into the vodka one night 
My parents got frantic 
Didn't know what to do 
But I saw some crazy scenes
Before I came to 
ow do you think I was crazy 
I may have been only three 
But I was swinging 
They all laugh at angry young men 
They all laughed at Edison 
|And also at Einstein 
So why should I be sorry I
f they just couldn't understand 
The idiomatic logic 
That went on in my head 
I had a brain It was insane 
Oh they used to laugh at me 
When I refused to ride 
On those double decker buses 
All because there was no driver on the top 
My analyst told me 
That I was right out of my head 
But I said dear doctor 
I think that it's you instead 
Because I, I got a thing 
That's unique and new 
To prove it I'll have 
The last laugh on you 
'Cause instead of one head 
I got two 
And you know two heads are better than one. 

Songwriters: Wardell Gray / Annie Ross Annabelle Short Twisted lyrics © Prestige Music Co., Nandi S World Music, Irving Music, Inc. 

Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell CC (née Anderson; born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, classical, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect on social and philosophical ideals as well as her feelings about romance, womanhood, disillusionment, and joy. She has received many accolades, including nine Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Rolling Stone called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever", and AllMusic has stated, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century". 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. Hope you enjoy. 

INXDS.

#bebop #scatsinging #vinylrecord

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

My Mother the Car

 

The title has nothing to do with the image.  It was the first thing that popped in my head when I started posting today.  The post's title is based on an old 60s fantasy television sitcom "My Mother the Car".  The premise features a man whose deceased mother is reincarnated as an antique car, and she communicates with him through the car radio.  But that 's beside the point.  

The image of the car was captured while we were sauntering on one of the cool streets of Bastrop, Texas.  The car is probably a 1932 Ford.   Who knows?  

Hope your day is going well.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Manhattan Transfer - Operator (1975 recording)



Manhattan Transfer - Operator (1975 recording)

From the jazz LP "The Manhattan Transfer". It is the second album by The Manhattan Transfer. However, it is the first of four albums to be released by the lineup of Tim Hauser, Laurel Massé, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel, and the first to establish the sound and style for which the group would become known. It was released on April 2, 1975 by Atlantic Records and was produced by Ahmet Ertegün and Tim Hauser. The song Operator was written by William Spivery and Wynona Carr and was first released by The Friendly Brothers in 1959. Operator Operator Give me information Information Give me long distance Long distance Give me heaven... (Two, three) Operator Information Give me Jesus on the line Operator Information I'd like to speak to a friend of mine Oh prayer is the number Faith is the exchange Heaven is the street And Jesus is his name Operator Information Please give me Jesus on the line Operator Information Won't you tell me why Tell me why Operator Information Don't try to tell me What number to call My mother used this number When I was very small And everytime she dialed it She always got 't call the Operator Information Please give me Jesus on the line Operator Information Please hurry if you can Oh Operator Information Please connect me With the man Don't worry 'bout the money You know I will pay the charge Just give me on the line I'm callin' from my heart Operator Information Please give me Jesus on the line Please give me Jesus on the line Won't you please - Give me Jesus Give me Jesus on the line Yeah! Songwriter: William Spivery Operator lyrics © Conrad Music In 1969, Tim Hauser formed a vocal group in New York City called The Manhattan Transfer after the novel by John Dos Passos. In 1974 Manhattan Transfer began performing regularly throughout New York City at Trude Hellers, Mercer Arts Center, Max’s Kansas City, Club 82, and other cutting edge cabaret venues. By the end of the year they were the number one live attraction in New York City, prompting Newsweek to send a writer to their show at Reno Sweeney’s in Greenwich Village to report on this growing phenomenon. Signed to Atlantic Records by the legendary head of the label, Ahmet Ertegun, the group released their self-titled debut in 1975; the second single from the album, a remake of the Friendly Brothers gospel classic “Operator,” gave the group their first national hit. “Operator” took radio stations by storm, from the opening four-part a cappella intro to Siegel’s emotional lead vocal, eventually peaking in the Top 20. As “Operator” rose up the charts, the group was invited to make guest appearances on various variety shows and television specials. Hollywood took notice; and the band was soon tapped to helm a weekly hour-long summer replacement comedy-variety show. ( https://manhattantransfer.net/about-2/ ) I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. Hope you enjoy.

INXDS. #vocalese #jazz #vinylrecord

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The Day Three Mohawks Appeared at Our Doorstep



So we finally got our first produce for this year.  The tomatoes I planted last year were all decimated from the severe snow storm throughout Texas.  These ones pictured above are from a cherry tomato plant that one of our church musicians gave to me before they moved down to Houston.  He tells me that his other plants are doing very well - perhaps because of the more temperate weather and humidity.  Georgetown where we live has hotter and drier climate compared to Houston.  Probably why I only got a few produce. 

The cherry tomato is a type of small round tomato believed to be an intermediate genetic admixture between wild currant-type tomatoes and domesticated garden tomatoesCherry tomatoes range in size from a thumbtip up to the size of a golf ball. Although usually red, other colours such as yellow, green, and black also exist.  The cherry tomato is regarded as a botanical variety of the cultivated berry, Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme.

Hope your day is going well.

Friday, July 09, 2021

King Pleasure - Red Top (recorded 1953/restored 1972 vinyl LP)

 


"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." - Martin Luther King Pleasure (March 24, 1922 – March 21, 1982) was a jazz vocalist and an early master of vocalese, where a singer sings words to a famous instrumental solo. Born as Clarence Beeks in Oakdale, Tennessee, he moved to New York City in the mid-1940s working as a bartender and became a fan of bebop music. The song here - King Pleasure's Red Top - recorded December 12, 1953 appears on the album The Source. King Pleasure, Betty Carter - vocals Ed Lewis - trumpet Charlie Ferguson - tenor sax Ed Swanston - piano Peck Morrison - bass Herbie Lovelle - drums I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. Hope you enjoy.

INXDS. #bebop #vocalese #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Why Should You Listen to Juzno's Jazz?


If you like old school jazz, why should you listen to Juzno’s Jazz?

1. Because you are cool and this is the place to listen to old school jazz.
2. Each post will educate you on the artist and background of the song.
3. All the music are from vinyl LPs. This is as close to hearing music production in analog, which in my opinion sounds better than those produced digitally.
4. A lot of the old school jazz albums are no longer in production. This channel will continue to post music from vinyl LPs no longer available.
5. All vinyl LPs will produce pops and crackles. The music here has been scrubbed of unwanted noise from the vinyl LP. Well mostly.
6. New uploads everyday except Sunday. Except when I'm sick. Except when I'm asleep. And so on.
7. Because you are cool and you have good taste.

Hope you will enjoy the video posts.

INXDS.
#jazz #jazzvinyl #vinylLP

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Stravinsky Conducts Symphony in C (1963 Vinyl LP Stravinsky Conducts Symphony of Psalms)

 

Stravinsky Conducts Symphony in C (1963 Vinyl LP Stravinsky Conducts Symphony of Psalms)

Stravinsky Conducts Symphony in C (The CBC Symphony Orchestra) My first exposure to Stravinsky was watching Disney’s Fantasia with our daughter Kamilah when she was little. It’s a 1940 film animation by Walt Disney, bringing to life his vision of blending animated imagery with classical music.  We had the film on VHS and Kamilah probably played it hundreds of times. One of the scenes was a visual history of Disney’s depiction of earth’s beginnings to the tune of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Back then, my ears were not appreciative of classical music. Decades later, I stumbled into a used vinyl LP which had a recording of Stravinsky conducting his Symphony in C. Perhaps not as popular as Rite of Spring, but nonetheless a wonderful musical piece. The Tragedy Behind Composing Symphony in C: In the liner note of the LP, Stravinsky laments, “… it reminds me of the most tragic year of my life.” He contracted tuberculosis in 1937 but continued to write the symphony. His wife Catherine, and two daughters Mika and Milena were already seriously ill with the same disease. A year later, his daughter Mika died. After three months, his wife Catherine died. Stravinsky writes, “I did not seek to overcome my grief by portraying or giving expression to it in music, and you will listen in vain, I think, for traces of this sort of personal emotion.” A Few Things We Know About the Composer: Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (17 June 1882 - 6 April 1971) was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913). The last transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design. Disclaimer: I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (The artwork was appropriated from "Miniature essays: Igor Stravinsky", photographed by Robert Regassi. This media file is in the public domain in the United States.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album. I also remastered the sound to be able to compete with most current preferences for listening to modern music. Hope you enjoy. INXDS. 

#classicalmusic #symphonymusic #Stravinsky #vinylLP