Billie Holiday has always fascinated me. I particularly like the repertoire from her middle period. I am searching for more information on Eileen Higgenbothan, who hails from Worcester and composed some of her key songs. This second set ends on a somber note with the possible exception of "Gloomy Sunday," "Strange Fruit," which is Lady Day's most tragic piece. The next group of pieces evokes prayer, and a ballad by Stevie Wonder that is a favorite of Michelle Obama, and the importance of the nations of the world.
Hopefully the message from Al Green will be the message for the future of all nations and communities. I have long admired Aretha Franklin, and loved her very early work which was recorded on Battle Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records.
I will never forget my trip to Detroit in the early '70s, where I visited the Abyssinian Baptist Church to hear the preaching of her father C. I have loved the music of so many periods of Stevie's life. Richard Sidel introduced me to Al Green's music in the '70s. I could write several pages about the joy I get from his music.
After the main theme, the music refers back to many of the tragedies in American history. From the Civil War, to Birmingham, to the devastations that await us tomorrow.
Because much of tonight's music is improvised, the following set will be performed time permitting. Many of us have heard "You Are My Sunshine" throughout our lives, and many people in Pennsylvania would be very eloquent in discussing how this piece is attributed to the miners and the bleakness of their lives. The most memorable version that I've used as source material was recorded on Riverside by Sheila Jordan with the remarkable Amercian composer, George Russell.
Because much of tonight's music is improvised, the following set will be performed time permitting. Many of us have heard "You Are My Sunshine" throughout our lives, and many people in Pennsylvania would be very eloquent in discussing how this piece is attributed to the miners and the bleakness of their lives.
The most memorable version that I've used as source material was recorded on Riverside by Sheila Jordan with the remarkable Amercian composer, George Russell. I can't remember how I first heard "Dancing in the Dark," but certainly know I've always loved it. Most listeners are familiar with the definitive version by Sarah Vaughan on Mercury. Martin Williams loved her last note, but I remember telling him that the orchestration helped to make it more scrumptious.
Although she did record this with her trio, for me the definitive version is of Sarah with the Hal Mooney Orchestra. This version, out of her entire repertoire, highlights Sarah's unique tone color. Of this tone color, noted music scholar Gunther Schuller writes: "She can color and change her voice at will to produce timbres and sonorities that go beyond anything known in traditional singing and traditional vocal pedagogy.
A mentor and wonderful colleague, the late Dorothy Colman Wallace, used to encourage me to play this piece in many concerts she presented during the '70s and '80s. Many people called this remarkable venue the successor to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Copyright NPR Skip to main content. Close close Donate.
Rosenblum, the film's editor, complained to Lumet that Lewis' music was "too cerebral" and suggested Jones instead—a suggestion Lumet accepted. Allmusic 's Stephen Cook noted "This soundtrack to Sidney Lumet's film The Pawnbroker might not rate with such other Quincy Jones celluloid efforts as In the Heat of the Night , but its fine mix of jazz, bossa nova, soul, and vocals still makes it one of his best. The Pawnbroker is a must for both Jones fans and film music buffs". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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