Wednesday, May 17, 2006

"An extraordinary overview and collection of piano works that “jazz” classical music—the effect of which is not as gimmicky as it sounds. What Nina Simone does to Bach’s “Fugue No. 1 in C Major,” especially, must be heard to be believed."

Hear James Booker; the Nat “King” Cole Trio; Nina Simone; Bud Powell; Herman Chittison; and Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and Eddie South at Moistworks

(via the Morning News)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Quiet Chords from My Guitar

Rare performance from Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim:

So awesome.