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Merleau-Ponty On The Organist

In his treatise on phenomenology, Phenomenology of Perception, the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty writes compellingly on the role of our bodies in our experience of the world. 581 more words


Improvisation sur le Te Deum - Charles Tournemire

Jim Metzler “live” in recital at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France on 13 June 2004.

Classical Music

Organ music

The last meeting of the Recorded Music Society, which took place on 16 March, was a further break from tradition as there was – and there is no other way to put this – no recorded music.  293 more words

Meeting Report

Unsung Masterworks IV: The Mystical Organ of Charles Tournemire

For fans and aficionados of Organ music, this is another wonderful discovery– not because organ lovers have never heard of Charles Tournemire, but because it is difficult to find a full set of his great musical cycle — L’Orgue Mystique– in one place.  121 more words


The Hammond B3

Brian Charette, the author of this helpful tome, has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz.  He operates on the New York City jazz scene, working with  artists such as Chaka Khan, Joni Mitchell, and  Lou Donaldson.  79 more words

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Time Out: The Amazing Oliphant Chuckerbutty

Note: This post appeared yesterday, under a different title, on The Blog of Funny Names

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”–Winston Churchill…

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A Name for the Ages: Oliphant Chuckerbutty

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”–Winston Churchill

In the beginning, there was Outerbridge Horsey.  And Outerbridge Horsey begat Outerbridge Horsey, Jr., who begat Outerbridge Horsey III, who begat Outerbridge Horsey IV and so on through Outerbridge Horsey VII, who still lives today.  

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