GERM Project · 28. July 2021
At our GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC Project, we adventure together each WEDNESDAY night down the highways and byways of GREAT ANALOG RECORDS worldwide, 1948 to 1988. Hear the show LIVE at the LISTENING PLACE this SATURDAY from 2 to 3 pm, 153 MAPLE STREET, GF. WE will bring the musicians off LP and INTO THE ROOM! We start tonight where we left off last week: ENRIQUE GRANADOS and the orchestra version of the INTERMEZZO from his opera GOYESCAS (we heard piano music from this last week). Great stuff....
GERM Project · 21. July 2021
At our GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC Project every Wednesday night, we explore together LP RECORDS from every corner of the world, 1948 to 1988. Hear the show LIVE at the LISTENING PLACE this SATURDAY from 2 to 3 pm, 153 MAPLE STREET, GF. WE will bring the musicians off LP and INTO THE ROOM! ALICIA de LARROCHA brings her piano to SPAIN and the music of ENRIQUE GRANADOS, the GOYESCAS: Lyrical, sunny, coquettish. Beautiful stuff! What is the biggest hit American POP SONG of all time? It isn't BLUE...
GERM Project · 14. July 2021
At our GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC Project every Wednesday night, we explore together LP RECORDS from every corner of the world, 1948 to 1988. NOTA BENE: We resume our LIVE GERM SESSIONS on this coming Saturday, from 4 to 5 pm at my LISTENING PLACE 153 MAPLE STREET, Glens Falls. The program is the same BUT played through the best speakers I make with the best amplifier that I own (1932 era 300B tubes). TONIGHT we will hear dance and march music in double time. First, it is the RUMSANIAN RHAPSODY...
GERM Project · 07. July 2021
At our GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC Project every Wednesday night, we explore together LP RECORDS from every corner of the world, 1948 to 1988. NOTA BENE: We resume our LIVE GERM SESSIONS on this coming Saturday, from 4 to 5 pm at my LISTENING PLACE 153 MAPLE STREET, Glens Falls. The program is the same BUT played through the best speakers I make with the best amplifier that I own (1932 era 300B tubes). TONIGHT we will hear dance and march music in double time. First, it is the RUMSANIAN RHAPSODY...
GERM Project · 30. June 2021
At our GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC Project every Wednesday night, we explore together LP RECORDS from every corner of the world, 1948 to 1988. Tonight we will start with the complete CREATION DU MONDE by DAVE BRUBECK'S teacher, DARIUS MILHAUD. I will then play from last week's gig an original BRUBECK piece from the time of his Milhaud tutelage. Our first UNSUNG ROCKERS BREAKOUT has unearthed 3 from the “A” section of my VINYL VAULT. We'll play 2, U pick 'em. It's on to the conclusion of...
GERM Project · 23. June 2021
At our GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC Project every Wednesday night, we explore together LP RECORDS from every corner of the world, 1948 to 1988. Tonight we will start with a few more JUICY BITS from DAS RHEINGOLD, the first opera in WAGNER'S RING of the NIBELUNGEN. Stunning music and effects! We will hear the modern piano at its most magnificent in RACHMANINOFF'S 3rd piano concerto (1st movement) and the BOY WONDER pianist VAN CLIBURN. (and I will read the most shocking self-criticism by Sergei!)...
GERM Project · 16. June 2021
We gather on Wednesday nights for our GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC PROJECT to listen to the greatness of music on LP records WORLDWIDE from the GOLDEN ERA (1948 to 1988)! Tonight we are starting where we left off last week: Movements 3 & 4 from DANZAS AFRO-CUBANAS by LECOUNA (the CARIBBEAN GERSHWIN). BY RAVE-REVIEW DEMAND: another cut from the ZZ TOP album TERMINATOR. South of the Border again with DAVE BRUBECK live in MEXICO CITY and LA PALOMA AZUL. WAGNER'S 17 hour music drama THE RING OF...
GERM Project · 09. June 2021
We gather on Wednesday at our Golden Era Recorded Music Project to listen to the astonishing LP records, worldwide, AKA the GOLDEN ERA (1948 to 1988). BLUEGRASS is an almost exclusively white American musical idiom and we will be sampling one of the best bands: THE DOMINION BLUEGRASS BOYS straight from WEST VIRGINIA! LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS lead to ZZ TOP showing the FRANK ZAPPA influence in TV DINNERS and finally: ROSSINI and his SEMIRAMIDE OVERTURE with GEORG SOLTI and the COVENT...
GERM Project · 02. June 2021
LP records from the GOLDEN ERA (1948-1988) come to life at our Golden Era Recorded Music Project on Wednesday nights! Travel around the world with us! I was surprised to discover that there were TWO LP record companies in this area back in the day (1960-1980) and tonight we will be sampling local vinyl from both, including one featuring our very own RAY ALEXANDER! While in the mood for shorter pop and jazz pieces we will hear the English comedy duo FLANDERS & SWANN and their SONG OF...
GERM Project · 26. May 2021
We gather on Wednesday for our Golden Era Recorded Music project and listen to the astonishing LP records, worldwide, AKA the GOLDEN ERA (1948 to 1988). I have just acquired an ear-opening record from Germany: PAUL BADURA-SKODA playing Mozart on a 1790 Viennese forte-piano (NOT a reproduction). The clearest presentation of that late 18th century forte-piano sound I have yet heard. Let's spend some time with GIRL SINGERS: First, the MEDICAL MISSION SISTERS of PHILADELPHIA then CYNDI LAUPER and...

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