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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was born in 1899 and died in 1963 a few weeks after his 64th birthday. A French composer and pianist, he was born and died in Paris. 214 more words

Classical Music

Basie’s unprecedented sound

When the Count Basie Orchestra first achieved prominence in 1936 it was using a basic antiphonal style and repertoire borrowed from other performance groups.

In those days, the originality of Basie’s orchestra lay in its rhythm section and in the abilities of its several outstanding soloists. 133 more words


Yoko Kanno and Piano

Yoko Kanno’s music has been an inspiration to me for a long, long time, and I thought it was only natural that I kick off this new blog with an entry that focuses on her music. 1,058 more words

Aoi Teshima

My favourite things, currently; also, a cool thing about Kimbra's new album

Portlandia (been binge-watching it on Netflix since coming home from Canada)

Running (I hurt my calves trying to run like an elite athlete. Jenny explained, with the aid of a lady from the internet, how to do good stretches. 204 more words