Tag Archives: music

One year ago today.

On 17 February 2017 Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake (and, just out of frame, Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, and Jon Doyle) convened at Electrical Audio in Chicago and, with the assistance of engineer Greg Norman, started laying down some sweet tunes … Continue reading

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3 things about Colin Hanks’ ALL THINGS MUST PASS: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOWER RECORDS

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records [2015] 1. The first record Russ ever bought was “San Antonio Rose,” by Bob Wills. 35 cents. 2. A display: Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First next to A Taste … Continue reading

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Update: the sounds of ROY’S WORLD

Last night Jason Adasiewicz and I met up to discuss the soundtrack of Roy’s World, which is moving forward quite nicely. We’re cooking up some really cool ideas. This is the first time I’ve been able to work with a … Continue reading

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Winter Sequence.

Every December I try to freshen up my holiday listening by adding some new music to the rotation. This year it’s a piece by Leonard Feather and Ralph Burns, “Winter Sequence, A Seasonal Suite for Rhythmic Reindeer.” Dating from 1954, … Continue reading

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3 things about Gary Keys’ MEMORIES OF DUKE

Memories of Duke [1980] 1. He leaves the piano to groove to the band. 2. When he was with Chick Webb, Johnny Hodges’ nickname was Polly. 3. “Whether you were black, white, grizzled or gray, any musician would want to … Continue reading

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3 things about ARIA

Aria [1987] 1. Spatters of blood hitting the snow. 2. Vegas Elvis/opera singer. 3. Downy leghair, Jewel-encrusted foot. Segments directed by Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien … Continue reading

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I got a guitar, and a piece of cellophane wrap.

Here’s a new clip from the film, a musical interlude featuring Scot P. Livingston (vocal, guitar), Tchavdar Georgiev (drums), and yours truly (piano). “POTC Blues,” an excerpt from PAUSE OF THE CLOCK from Rob Christopher on Vimeo. This was our … Continue reading

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