A side-by-side comparison of Ballads by John Coltrane and the tribute album of the same name by Karrin Allyson. Give a listen. Check it out. It’s good. You might like it. You might really like it.
As we bid farewell to the beautiful month of June, we sample music drawn from literature.
The music of June and it’s most emblematic flower, lupines.
“Methuselah lived 900 years. But who calls that livin’ when no gal will give in, to no man what’s 900 years?”
Among other things, a review of Mozart’s Magic Flute with all its Masonic symbolism, as timely today as it when premiered 200 years ago.
Songs of Spring and the cautious approach of Summer’s tender child, June.
A sampling of new and old from Paul Simon, and a musical appreciation of the Indian mystic Rabindranath Tagore.
A sampling of the great jazz pianist and swing-era holdout, Teddy Wilson.
A one-hour tonic to lift you out of the routine and deliver you back refreshed, revitalized, rekindled.
A look into the significance of Cinqo de Mayo and an hour of great Mexican music.
A brief biography and a sampling of music from the 19th C. master of solo piano, Frédéric Chopin.
The singer everyone knows, and the story of the men determined to destroy her that we’ve waited 60 years to hear.
A celebration of April, the month of eternal youth. Peepers, bird song, and songs of the human heart singing of spring eternal.
Songs of spring, of April, of returning birds, falsettos, a troubadour, an aria for soprano and masterful guitar work.
A sampling of Aaron Copeland’s music written for Martha Graham’s ballet, which she named Appalachian Spring, and a host of others celebrating the arrival of spring.
A selection of song with an explanation of how, when and why women were pushed out of music.
The story of a treasured work of modern art, Elis & Tom.
Beloved throughout the northern and southern hemispheres, composer, pioneer and performer from Rio de Janeiro, “Tom.”
A further look into the black American musicians who fled Jim Crow for Europe, and the magnificent music they made.
Black American musicians who fled Jim Crow for Europe.