Sunday, August 10, 2008
A little music, please…
Lately I’ve heard some incredible music (on CD since Boise is not a “music mecca”):
The Marcin Wasilewski Trio, January
Bobo Stenson Trio, Cantando
Vince Mendoza, Blauklang
Irma Thomas, Simply Grand
Maria Schneider Orchestra, Sky Blue
All are jazz except for Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”, who does it so very well on this CD, accompanied by some of the best blues-jazz pianists around.
Tonight’s photo is in honor of Maria Schneider, who won a Grammy this year for her composition “Cerulean Skies,” which is on Sky Blue. Schneider is an avid birdwatcher and Cerulean Skies is a marvelous, uplifting piece, a “musical poem” of birds migrating to Central Park in the spring.
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A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.