GERM Project · 05. May 2021
We gather on Wednesday nights and explore, like daring spelunkers, the incredibly rich veins of musical gold on world-wide vinyl from1948 to 1988. Tonight we will start in BALI with the extroverted style of GAMELON typical of this small INDONESIAN ISLAND. Then it is on to SOUTH AMERICA and LOS CALCHAKIS, our old friends playing native instruments in music of the HIGH ANDES. We explore BACK IN TIME as well as FOREIGN LANDS: A GENUINE 1800 forte piano will be heard playing BEETHOVEN'S PIANO...
GERM Project · 21. April 2021
We gather on Wednesday nights for our Golden Era Recorded Music Project to experience the LP record era (1948-1988) from around the planet! For EARTH DAY, we will hear the incredible RIVER RUN by PAUL WINTER and his group, recorded in both the GRAND CANYON and the WORLD'S LARGEST CATHEDRAL! The great pianist SVIATOSLAV RICHTER made several recordings on his FIRST AMERICAN TOUR in December, 1960. We will hear him at CARNEGIE HALL playing RAVEL. GUYS & DOLLS is called by some the “Greatest...
GERM Project · 14. April 2021
We gather on Wednesday night for our Golden Era Recorded Music Project to explore together the astonishing richness of music recorded between 1948 & 1988. Tonight we begin where we left off last week: EARL “FATHA” HINES on piano and a piece from Duke Ellington's SACRED CONCERTS called HEAVEN. Folk singer BILL CROFUT teamed with 2 of DAVE BRUBECK'S sons on an album of ANIMAL POEMS SET TO MUSIC by BILL. We will hear settings of two ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON poems. SCOTT JOPLIN was the...
GERM Project · 07. April 2021
At the Golden Era Recorded Music Project, we travel the endless VINYL paths from 1948 to 1988. ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW! Tonight we start with another female JAZZ PIANIST, MARRY LOU WILLIAMS (with Nina Simone, at the top of any list of Jazz greats) Really early BEETHOVEN (1790-1799) was often not discovered until after his death. We have one of these pieces tonight, a DUET FOR CLARINET & BASSOON. Part of this fascinating early early Beethoven was the PIANO SONATA No. 3. We will hear the...
GERM Project · 24. March 2021
Each week at our Golden Era Recorded Music Project, we travel the endless VINYL paths from 1948 to 1988. ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW! HERE COMES THE SUN from ABBEY ROAD (BEATLES) and the BEACH BOYS ENDLESS SUMMER start us off in the right place tonight. Then THREE JAZZ PIANO GREATS: Duke ELLINGTON duetting with BILLY STRAYHORN in a very rare LP from the BOB CUMMINGS BEQUEST and maybe the greatest of them all, NINA SIMONE live at THE VILLAGE GATE! Our MAHLER FIFTH SYMPHONY celebration continues after...
GERM Project · 17. March 2021
Each week at our Golden Era Recorded Music Project, we travel the endless VINYL paths from 1948 to 1988. ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW! After the darkness and funeral of MAHLER'S 5th SYMPHONY (movements 1 & 2) last week and great audience courage by all, we will hear the riotous 3rd movement and all the summer demons of the Austrian Alpine mountains and meadows. A short instrumental HAIKU by MESSIAEN will bring us sounds from the ornithological habitat of Japan. Modern music for the birds! A rare LP...
GERM Project · 03. March 2021
Surprises GUARANTEED every Wednesday at our Golden Era Recorded Music Project! Always on vinyl from 1948 to 1988. We start with a delightful find: the NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND meeting up with classic Southern Country singers like DOC WATSON, EARL SCRUGGS, MERLE TRAVIS & more! (Great vinyl by DOUG SAX and the MASTERING LAB!) AND THEN . . .KATE SMITH sings a huge JIMMY WEBB song. SVIATASLAV RICHTER always pulls in the votes for “World's Greatest Pianist:” Hear him in a SCHUBERT SONATA and...
GERM Project · 24. February 2021
This week at the Golden Era Recorded Music Project... Another great trumpet from the DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA, COOTIE WILLIAMS, starts us off with IRVING BERLIN... AND NOW IT'S AROUND THE WOIRLD! Let's start in TRINIDAD with the steel drums of the BIG SHELL BAND from1958 and COOK RECORDS. And why not some GAMELON from JAVA (INDONESIA)? Speaking of percussion, TITO PUENTE solo will raise the roof with his energy (Cuba)... AND THEN we go to the BOSTON POPS in 1963 on the CHARLES RIVER ESPLANADE....
GERM Project · 17. February 2021
Join us at our Golden Era Recorded Music Project as we explore music LIVE ON LP RECORDS From the great ANALOG SPAN, 1948-1988. We begin tonight with last week's unplayed orphans; an on-site recording of pre-Columbian MUSIC OF THE HIGH ANDES and a studio recording with the same ancient flutes and a remarkably similar emotional feeling. BUFFALO SOLDIERS was the unofficial title for the ALL BLACK infantry regiments formed just after the CIVIL WAR. Hear the PERSUASIONS sing the song about them with...
GERM Project · 10. February 2021
Join us at our Golden Era Recorded Music Project as we explore music LIVE ON LP RECORDS From the great ANALOG SPAN, 1948-1988 Tonight we begin with the very first symphony by HAYDN and the message from his boss, Prince Nicholas Esterhazy: “Franz J, your finale sounds like it should be at the beginning. Try to do something about this.” We continue our exploration of music for the LICORICE STICK: Aaron Copland's CLARINET CONCERTO with BENNY GOODMAN, Mr. Copland conducting. And the jazz...

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