Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


dcl last won the day on November 19 2017

dcl had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

2312 Excellent


About dcl

  • Rank

Personal Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Asheville, NC
  • RealName
    David Lewis

Recent Profile Visitors

1109 profile views
  1. "Jaco Pastorius wrote the classic Barbary Coast, which begins with a train passing by, sounds that inspire the bone-crushing funk of his bass line.”
  2. Will one of the nation's greatest violinists be noticed in a D.C. Metro stop during rush hour? Joshua Bell experimented for a story in The Washington Post: The rush & self-absorption of commuters, in this instance in the Washington, D.C. Metro. Not too many years ago I cruised in from the out-lying regions to the heart of the Capitol. Stepping off at various stations to walk to my destination Metro buskers were not unusual in the sheltered underground station entrances or at the above ground entrances. Planning for unexpected delays by generously padding the commute time allowed for lingering to listen , a cordial chat & appreciation. In this video, the heads-down commuters rush past Joshua Bell, good enough sport to stage the experiment.
  3. dcl

    Key Lime Pie

    "One tough request, though - sugar free, or I just get to look and drool. 😁 " Looking at a recipe in with one-half cup sugar, another with one-quarter cup maple syrple plus 2 TBS. sugar vs. recipes with one cup sugar that seems common. Will try one of the former two this weekend & report back. 🤞
  4. dcl

    New Jazz Albums

    We are big fans of Bill Frisell, this is his latest: "...opening with "All in Fun" from the 1939 musical Very Warm for May. The loose, relaxed intro showcases the guitarist's abundant gift for lyricism and inventive rhythmic notions. The bassist answers and embellishes with a gentle swing before the tune becomes a more open-ended improvisational device. The Carter Family's "Wildwood Flower" also appeared on Small Town, but here it's part of a melody that concludes with a heartbreakingly beautiful reading of Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman's Drifters' classic "Save the Last Dance for Me." The interplay on the latter, with its in-the-moment harmonic and rhythmic exchanges, is truly remarkable. They resurrect Motian's lovely yet slightly angular "Mumbo Jumbo" with Frisell extrapolating on the melody and chord voicings that open onto Morgan's suggestions via harmonic counterpoint in the knottier passages. Where the earlier album boasted John Barry's theme from Goldfinger, "You Only Live Twice" appears here, with Frisell articulating some of his loveliest rubato playing, languidly quoting from Ferrante & Teicher's Midnight Cowboy theme. Morgan responds to the guitarist's lines in tango rhythms. Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" is revealed in all of its Debussy-ian glory and stands in sharp -- but wonderful -- contrast to the approach on the two Thelonious Monk tunes in the title track and "Pannonica," where angles, knots, and subtle humor are offered as holistic harmonic devices. These tunes, with their good-natured inquisitiveness and mischief, are both set highlights. "Red River Valley" (Frisell first cut it with Gary Peacock on 1994’s Just So Happens) is sprightly, swinging, and full of subtle grooves in its lyrical articulation, before the closer: a read of the standard "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" that echoes Frank Sinatra's immortal vocal reading from the mid-'50s. Its economical approach whispers with bittersweet tenderness and delivers gorgeous soloing from Morgan and Frisell. Epistrophy is a companion to Small Town, but it is also an extension of the intimate, communicative union shared by this duo in near symbiosis. Together they create a gold standard for live performance."
  5. +1 @Rod H& @DrummerJuice To borrow from some jacket quotes, "Hitchens [was] one of the most stimulating thinkers & entertaining writers...even when–perhaps especially when–he provokes."
  6. How many times has this eerie thought darkened your listening time: What the hell is my carpet doing to my stereo? 😱 Problem solved.
  7. dcl

    New Jazz Albums

    Cornelius From Jazziz magazine: "Multi-talented Japanese musical purveyor Cornelius (née Keigo Oyamada) seems to construct his music from a number of endless influences. On “Audio Architecture” from his Ripple Waves album, released last year, he borrows a little from pop, jazz, avant-garde and electronic music. The result is a mind-bending romp that is both playful and cerebral. “Audio Architecture” was originally written for the exhibit of the same name that took place at 21_21 Design Sight Museum in Tokyo, Japan, which saw nine different directors create unique videos for the track, out of which Cornelius chose this one for its official standalone video." LINK.
  8. Cadence: Music On The Mind "Explores what music can tell us about the mind. Stories abound of how music has changed our lives: inspiring us, helping us grieve, encouraging us to consume products, bringing us together, and even inciting us to violence. Cadence explores these stories in depth, always with an eye towards how science can help us understand these phenomena and what directions are left for further study. "
  9. The opening volume swells leading into the theme...
  10. Wishing you fond memories of the year gone by & every happiness in the next, Bill!
  • Create New...