I’m composing the material for Lancelot and Guinevere at the same time–caught up in the same fate as they are. Lancelot, like most of the famous knights of the round table, is an interesting character. A devastating fighter and loyal friend to Arthur, he nevertheless is subject to his own very human desires and instincts. It is for this reason that is is deemed unworthy to achieve the Holy Grail. Look for an upload of Lancelot material and a discussion of it on my Patreon pag
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first album for the Sunnyside label, Logan Strosahl has come up with a gem of Baroque jazz. He makes his septet
“The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he’s talking to doesn’t know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, boxes, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding. On the other hand, categories are sometimes used as a crutch for a weak artistic ability to lean on. The cate
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Is a wonderful example of Gibbons’ style. The seemingly effortless canonic writing, florid melodies, and distinct drama of the piece is characteristic. There is, it seems to me, an expressive openness to Gibbons’ style; he is to Byrd, perhaps, as Handel was to Bach–a talented, innately musical soul with every technical resource at his command who nevertheless at times veered into intellectual and expressive simplicity. That glorious simplicity of utterance feels sometimes in