I’ve been collecting music quotes for a few years. I come across something I like and I stash it in Evernote. Awesome. Today’s post is dedicated to the je ne sais quoi of music and creativity. Here are 21 of the best quotes about music. Who said it. What they said. Robert Schumann To send light […]
Last week’s topic of having a life song triggered some great discussions with friends and family. Betcha Can’t Pick Just One One point that came up repeatedly was how difficult it is to pick a life song. As Jenn put it, “I have many life songs! A song that defined my single digit years, another […]
What would it sound like? Name that life song. I posed this question to family members at a recent party. Spouse Anita had the great idea to put up a poster-sized piece of paper. She wrote everyone’s name across the top and added 2 questions down the left side with room for more questions below. […]
My friend and fellow clarinetist, Craig Bunch, sent me a link to an inspiring jazz concert – The Legacy of the Benny Goodman Quartet, Jazz Night In America on NPR. The concert was narrated by author and activist, Wendell Pierce and featured: Christian Sands, piano; Sammy Miller, drums; Joel Ross, vibraphone; and four clarinetists: Will […]
Feel Good Music For most of this week, I’ve been feeling off-center, off-kilter, just off. Like a rowboat cut free of the dock and without any oars to boot! This is not good. I’m someone who likes to have focus, direction, and clarity of vision; to know where I’m going and what my plan is. […]
Just. Listen. From 2007 performance. Conductor and bassist John Clayton, brother Jeff Clayton on alto and Jeff Hamilton, drummer are the trio who brought together this phenomenal band in 1985. I heard Jeff Clayton at Mt Hood Jazz Festival some years ago. Sweet.
What’s Your Favorite Movie? When I get asked that question, I either draw a blank or I blurt out a movie title based on the soundtrack! Witness this answer: The Incredibles! The soundtrack by Michael Giacchino is truly incredible (pun intended.) It’s not the same without the music The thing about movie soundtracks is how much […]
Here’s a scene – I am washing dishes and have the stereo blasting from the other room at pretty high volume so I can hear the music over the sound of running water and clinking dishes. I’m listening to the classical station and they are broadcasting Irish Rhapsody #5 by Charles Stanford. When Anita walks […]