Ella Fitzgerald: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Video)

Sorry to have missed posting about it yesterday – Happy Thelonious Monk Centennial! In my opinion there should have been parades!   This year we celebrate the centenary of another member of jazz royalty, the incomparable vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. On September 29th, Verve released a CD of the singer in fine voice, accompanied by newly orchestrated arrangementsContinue reading “Ella Fitzgerald: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Video)”

Elliott Carter’s 103rd Birthday Concert (DVD Review)

  Elliott Carter  – 103rd Birthday Concert 92nd Street Y December 8, 2011, New York City NMC Recordings DVD Elliott Carter (1908-2012) knew how to throw a musical party. His 103rd birthday concert – held at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – featured twelve compositions, all but one written since his ninetiethContinue reading “Elliott Carter’s 103rd Birthday Concert (DVD Review)”