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...
GERM Project · 03. February 2021
Join us for our Golden Era Recorded Music Project, Wednesdays at 7 PM, as we explore music LIVE ON LP RECORDS From the great ANALOG SPAN, 1948-1988. Our opening sequence will feature a composer's heartbeat, an African denizen of the jungle and a dying jazz great! NEIL DIAMOND'S 1979 album SEPTEMBER MORN will contribute 3 terrific songs, including I'M A BELIEVER. FRANK SINATRA in the unusual role of BETA DOG will lead us into IGOR STRAVINSKY'S EBONY (Clarinet) CONCERTO performed by the WOODY...
GERM Project · 27. January 2021
Join us to explore the ENTIRE WORLD of ANALOG LP RECORDS, from 1948 to 1988, in our weekly Golden Era Recorded Music Project! Tonight we will be doing a FIRST SAMPLING of songs by JIMMY WEBB. GLEN CAMPBELL and RICHARD HARRIS will sing for us. On to NEW ORLEANS and another GREAT EARLY PETE FOUNTAIN number, this time with AL HIRT doing a STARTLING LOUIS ARMSTRONG impersonation. Two 1970's hits by the ASSOCIATION will lead right into PART 4 of the ALPINE SYMPHONY by RICHARD STRAUSS: the most...
GERM Project · 20. January 2021
At our weekly Golden Era Recorded Music Project, we play and talk about EVERY KIND of music on LP RECORDS, from 1948 to 1988. Tonight we will sample FOLK MUSIC from two very different traditions: Rural France and the SONGS OF THE AUVERGNE by Marie-Joseph Canteloube, plus 18th and 19th century SEA SHANTIES from the days of sailing ships and the risky tasks of life on the open ocean. NEW ORLEANS and THE JAZZ CLUB live from “THE QUARTER” with PETE FOUNTAIN'S CLARINET will bring us directly to...
GERM Project · 06. January 2021
The Golden Era Recorded Music Project continues tonight on Zoom! Tonight we will conclude our BEETHOVEN BIRTHDAY PARTY (250 years!) with the final 3 movements of Quartet No. 14. The haunting voice of JOAN BAEZ live in concert from the early 1960's will feature 4 songs including the LONG BLACK VEIL. THEN we will take a nostalgic trip back to LAKE GEORGE in the 1980's when THE YOUNG AMBASSADORS cornet band from GREAT BRITAIN was an annual summertime visitor to SHEPHERD'S PARK. A. L. WEBBER and...
GERM Project · 23. December 2020
The Golden Era Recorded Music Project continues tonight on Zoom! Tonight we will hear HOLDAY MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD, Sergio Franchi to the Swiss Alps! This Season's Celebrations are typically Christian and centered on the traditional tale of the birth of JESUS. But in a larger global context, it is a sacred time of the calendar without the virgin birth; peace, good will, reflection, letting go of strife and enmity are all themes that the music of this time expresses. We will hear a...
GERM Project · 16. December 2020
The Golden Era Recorded Music Project continues tonight on Zoom! We begin this BEETHOVEN BIRTHDAY PARTY at the beginning, a very early piano sonata from 1796 from the days when he was an unruly student of HAYDN. We will jump forward to the year 1809 when Napoleon's army was bombarding Vienna and Ludwig was composing his 5th piano concerto. We will hear a rare recording from 1944 and World War II Berlin, in stereo, and if you listen carefully you can hear a spooky echo of 1809 wartime Vienna,...
GERM Project · 02. December 2020
Tonight's ALL LP installment of the Golden Era Recorded Music Project will start with my recent discovery of the “AUSTRALIAN GLEN CAMPBELL,” BOB LIND and his 1966 hit ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY. I will sandwich him between 2 delicate orchestral excerpts from ERNANNO WOLF-FERRARI. The evocative tone-poem by HAMILTON HARTY “WITH THE WILD GEESE” of 1910 tells the tale of Irish soldiers who were killed in 1745 fighting in France, then returned home as souls in a flight of wild geese. The first of...

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