Modern Music and After: Directions Since 1945 (Clarendon Paperbacks) - 0198165110
Examines the diverse directions taken by over 50 composers since 1960, offering a survey of the music. This work shows how the initiatives of these...... more
Examines the diverse directions taken by over 50 composers since 1960, offering a survey of the music. This work shows how the initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that have continued to unfold.
Directions in Music: Live At Massey Hall - Herbie Hancock
In 2001, Herbie Hancock toured with Directions In Music, an all-star tribute to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and this album captures the band's gig at...... more
In 2001, Herbie Hancock toured with Directions In Music, an all-star tribute to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and this album captures the band's gig at Massey Hall in Toronto. It's clearly a chance for Hancock to return to the creative source of Davis's great quintet of the mid-60s and he has excellent companions for the journey in Michael Brecker and Roy Hargrove. The CD begins with a reprise of Hancock's "Sorcerer", and bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, so crucial a part of Wayne Shorter's Footprints Live!, prove themselves just as important here. Blade is especially inspiring, pressing Hancock and the horns to complex creative dialogue. The synthesis of "So What" and "Impressions," already closely linked tunes, benefits from the input of some fresh creative thinking, while Brecker's long cadenza on "Naima" is an effective invocation of Coltrane's intrepid virtuosity. Over 78 minutes in length, this is energetic, sometimes brilliant music, in many ways resembling Hancock's own classic, Maiden Voyage. --Stuart Broomer
Cultural Diversity in Music Education: Directions and Challenges for the 21st Century - Paperback
Cultural Diversity in Music Education In four sections, this volume offers contemporary views from scholars, educationalists, classroom practitioners...... more
Cultural Diversity in Music Education In four sections, this volume offers contemporary views from scholars, educationalists, classroom practitioners and experts in specific disciplines. From this diversity of perspectives, the challenges posed by music travelling through time, place and contexts are being addressed for what they are: fascinating studies in the dynamic life of music, education and culture. Full description
Advantages: Amazing tracks, loads of great hits Disadvantages: Some of his newer songs not included as this was released a while ago
...There isn't really one particular genre of music that I like, I'm into all kinds of different music genres. My favourite artist of all time is definitely Michael Jackson. After all he is the King Of Pop! But I'm also a massive fan of the King Of R&B, Mr R Kelly.
Robert Kelly was born on the 8th January, 1967, on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. He is a world famous and extremely successful R&B...
Advantages: Good translation of the Discworld novel... Disadvantages: ... not as funny as the book
...Soul Music is based on one of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels (one of the really funny ones!) As with many of the Discworld books, this deals with something from our world ending up on the Disc - in this case, Rock Music?
Or, to put it the way the trolls say it, Music with Rocks In. Literally, they bang a couple of rocks together - and then do it again - and again. But when young a young...
Advantages: A really good mix, well balanced tracks & all good hits Disadvantages: None for me
I used to always treat myself to compilation albums because I enjoy a good mix of music but over the years I have got really fed up and not purchased many.
The reason being most albums have disappointed me because normally only 50% of the album have been any good and the rest in my opinion have just been album fillers.
Or on some occasions the songs have been used and used...