arts enthusiast's photos with the what I'm listening to

Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um

Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um
What I'm listening to. This album is amazing from start to finish. If pressed pick to favorites, I'd name "Better git it in your soul" and "Fabes of Faubus".
Added on May  4, 2008

Elgar Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures

Elgar Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures
I already was deeply in love with Elgar's Cello concerto before hearing this recording of it. I own it on both vinyl and cd. This recording, with the incomparable Jacqueline du Pre on cello, though, blows any other out of the water. The Sea Pictures were…
Added on January 26, 2008

The best of Mose Allison

The best of Mose Allison
For my new whimsical set, "What I'm listening to," a sort of desert island disc set, only I'm not limiting the number of recordings I can bring.

One late night in my car many years ago, I heard "Your Mind is on Vacation." It stopped me in my tracks. This…
Added on January 26, 2008

Ray and Betty.....oh yeah, baby.

Ray and Betty.....oh yeah, baby.
Ok, call me crazy. Never mind that Flickr is about images, not music. Never mind that I have lots of photos on my hard drive just waiting for a tiny light adjustment and to be uploaded to Flickr. I also have stacks of vintage magazines, a couple hundred f…
Added on January 26, 2008

Candide, Leonard Bernstein

Candide, Leonard Bernstein
For my new whimsical set, "What I'm listening to," a sort of desert island disc set, only I'm not limiting the number of recordings I can bring.

One of my former jobs was the rehearsal accompanist and pit orchestra pianist of a professional theatre. It w…
Added on January 26, 2008

Annie Lennox, Songs of Mass Destruction

Annie Lennox, Songs of Mass Destruction
For my new whimsical set, "What I'm listening to," a sort of desert island disc set, only I'm not limiting the number of recordings I can bring.

I have listened to this CD probably 200 times since I bought it last October. I can't get enough of it. It's…
Added on January 26, 2008

The Sky is Crying, Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Sky is Crying, Stevie Ray Vaughan
I still remember the day Stevie Ray Vaughan died, and I'm still crying inside. This recording, posthumously released, includes the best cover I've ever heard of Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing.' Other highlights for me are 'Boot Hill' (I dare you to sit still…
Added on January 26, 2008

Joshua Redman, Wish

Joshua Redman, Wish
Guest Pat Metheny and Joshua make "Turnaround" a real treat. I was hooked from the 1st phrase. The entire CD satisifies, and how!
Added on January 26, 2008

Bohemia after Dark, Kenny Clarke

Bohemia after Dark, Kenny Clarke
This recording is such so cool! I heard it playing at the old Orion's Records when Orion's was at its 9th & 9th location, next to Tower Theatre (a reference point for Salt Lakers) and **had** to buy it. Every tune is bohemian sexy and cool.
Added on January 28, 2008