Okay, I normally don’t like autotune. At all. But this just cracked me up. So there’s that. And it’s done by some young folks and I like that too. :-) (Yeah, using the word “folks” means I’m old. Go figure.)
I’m just amazed she can get through all of these!
Performed by Jane Lui, Michael T., and Jonathan Batiste.
… or I can’t be friends with you. Sorry.
This guy, David Newman, is fantastic and I wish I’d had him for theory. Maybe I would have actually learned … and remembered!
… and yes, there are more!
… and wince as well. I sure hope those weren’t good instruments! :-)
Thanks, Bob Hubbard, for sending this my way. I almost want to go to Wisconsin now. (And I do believe I saw Robert Levine in this … am I correct?)
As a friend wrote (hi Johne!):
You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Ride of the Valkyries augmented by harmonica and mouth harp.
… and of course An der schönen blauen donau is thrown in for good measure …
What fun — scroll in to about 2:25 unless you want to watch them set up and all — but if you speak German maybe you’ll want to hear the intro, where the heckelphone is introduced!
Jazzy Ideas for 5 oboes, 2 English horns, heckelphone, 2 bassoons and piano.
Composer: Augustin Lehfuss
(In case there’s someone out there who hasn’t seen it, the title of this blog entry comes from the movie Being John Malkovich.)
This video below just brought me joy. Here this group of people are, in a house with three (!) pianos, and a variety of other instruments and they are making music together. I mean … this is just too darn fun and I would love to do something like this sometime. No performance anxiety (I hope). Just sheer joy of playing music together.
You can read a bit about the composer, Irene M. Giblin (1888-1974)here.
The video was recorded in Sutter Creek, California. I know someone from there … I wonder if she knows any of these people. Oh Madeline, do you read this blog?!
Here’s another, just for fun (and in reading more, it appears this was a Ragtime Festival). Six pianists on four pianos, plus 1 banjo: