Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wish I Could Play Even One Instrument

Here's an excerpt of Stanley Jordan playing Horace Silver's "Song for my Father." Brain melting skill from the master...there's no one better...and to think he was discovered playing his guitar in a New York subway! (videos are after the jump: click 'Read More' to get there.

And here is more two-instruments-at-a-time musicianship, a little sicko-trance-core-minimalist brilliance...this time from composer Steve Reich. Don't ask Janie about Steve Reich...she's likely to spit nails but I've always been rather fascinated. Listen to the pianos go in and out of phase with each other...this guy must have a metronome hardwired into his noggin'. The original score comes in at, I think, eighteen minutes or so...can you listen to just four minutes of it?

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