Theme and Variations

Thoughts and experiences of exploring classical, jazz, and other art music.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Sing Sing Sing

One of the best examples of Big Band Jazz. This is a shortened version of the tune for the movie. At full length it is a regular jam session. Gene Krupa on the drums gives the tune its drive and its energy. At the end he just goes full out and it is exciting to watch as well as to hear.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Art Blakey drum solo

Wow! Isn’t YouTube great!?! For years I’ve wanted to be able to post actual music to this site and now I find that it is sooooo easy. Perhaps too easy. I’ll try not to overdo it.
But in the meantime, I thought this Art Blakey drum solo would be a good kickoff for this new video era at T&V. Enjoy!