This new study led to the conclusion that syntactic processing areas are not specific for language but are involved in a larger domain of communication, as there is a neural overlap between music and language processing.
At 70 minutes it was very short and my sense is that if you went to all three nights it would add up to one a unfied vision but one set is not quite enough to get any real feel for what is going on musically
The set didn’t work, the band wasn’t what I wanted to hear, and Krall, the coal miners daughter indeed from the rural small towns of British Columbia, is all blonde and rock star, but I will forgive a lot from a musician who tells me she enjoyed playing with me and sends me home with a lullaby
Shorter’s quartet plus a dozen odd violins, two more upright bassists, a big bass drum and a half dozen wind instruments all coming together to unload what sounds to my untrained ears to be a mix of Glenn Branca and Shostakovitch, oh and, Bernard Hermann. I keep on expecting Anthony Perkins to stab me in the shower.
Just as Bebop and Bird came and never flew the coup, so Dave Brubeck’s take continues to wash down smoothly 50 some odd years afterward; enduring each and every everyman and woman’s jazz cocktail “happy” hour, no worse for the extended play.
He invented syncopation and Donald Fagen immortalized him with “I hear you’re mad about Brubeck. I like your eyes, I like him too. . He’s an artist, a pioneer, we’ve got to have some music on the new frontier”
Shorter is playing a concert with the Orpheus Chamber Quartet at Carnegie Hall on February 1st . The man is a musical legend if only for his solo on Steely Dan’s “Aja”. If you are just starting off try the Blue Note The best of, which gives you the cream of his 1960s solo stuff.
Here is Wynton Marsalis discussing the jazz master: ” “Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest human beings to ever set foot on this planet. He gave us a healing that still sits with us. Thank you, Pops.”
His catalog of music both live and studio is staggering. Some of it sounds soft today but the music must viewed of its time because in its time it was revolutionary so much so that now it has been imitated ad infinitum.
It sounds a little on the scary side, 15 songs over 10 tracks. Lotsa mental didggery do and guests like Iggy Pop and ?uestlove. Make you feel any better? Me neither. Incidentally, anybody who has a question mark in his name is an asshole by definition and the Roots suck
I love Armstrong because when I listen to Coltrane and Mingus and Brubeck and Marsalis today and Ellington… they feel so above me. I don’t feel that way about Armstrong. He is me.
King twist on the melody
not bad by any stretch of the imagination
John Ambrosini, the engineer as artist
Bringing back the past
Dave Brubeck? God bless his cotton socks but if you haven’t seen him a dozen times, why would you be beginning now?
the idea is cool, daddy-o