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The universal language?
Glad to see such honest interest in the wonderful music of other nations. There is so much to appreciate and learn; I am mystified by the fact that many music lovers don't tap these resources more often. Tracing the evolution of more familiar musi... 
Musicality" in a system? What IS that ?
I wish you a speedy recovery Detlof. I too will be tied up over the holiday, but will check in shortly afterwards. 
Musicality" in a system? What IS that ?
I'm game Gregm. I'll check in shortly. Regards. 
The universal language?
Dekay, the Basque recording intrigues me, I'll try to find it. For tango, try Astor Piazzola's music; very passionate stuff. There has been quite a lot of interest in his music as of late by well known artists; Gidon Kremer is high on the list. A ... 
Music trivia anyone?
Undertaker, YOU THE MAN! +2+2. "Donna Lee" on the euphonium, now that's something. 
Musicality" in a system? What IS that ?
Detlof, it is we who are honored to have you on this board. Thank you. I find it interesting that it was someone (you) in an environment that is "close, introvert, and lonely" as you describe, that initiated a discussion on a topic that is if not ... 
Music trivia anyone?
Right you are Rcprince. Good questions. What was Charlie Parker's first musical instrument? Hint, it was not a reed instrument. 
Music trivia anyone?
Rcprince, not sure wether your questions are directed at Undertaker or not, so I'm going to jump in. 1. Al Kooper 2. Blues Project. 3. Steve Katz. I'll try again with my question: What was Charlie Parker's first instrument? 
Musicality" in a system? What IS that ?
Paulwp, amazing ! I posted the above comments what must have been only seconds after yours. I could not agree more. Obviously. Cheers. 
Musicality" in a system? What IS that ?
"Don't play the notes, play the meaning of the notes".- Pablo Casals. The ability of a performer to communicate the MEANING of the notes is what defines a musical performer; not all performers are musical. MUSICAL: 1. Of, relating to, or capable o... 
Music trivia anyone?
OK, I guess it's time for me to jump in. Angela, if I'm not mistaken, Al Dimeola played with "Return To Forever" in the '80's. Here's a couple: 1. What was Charlie Parker's first musical instrument? 2. What (live) farm animal did Airto play as a p... 
"Saudage" and the music of Brazil.
Tubegroover, three weeks in Brazil? Fabulous! If your trip happens to include Rio, be sure to check out what's happenning at the club JazzMania in Copacabana. For samba, best to get to a samba school. Closest to the main beaches: Beija Flor and Vi... 
Best single-malt Scotch...
Gentlemen, glad to see such spirited response to my thread. Along with Redwiki's inspiration, what prompted this thread was the anticipated return of my wife from London where she occasionally goes on business, and always returns with one or two n... 
You wouldn t believe it s good, but...
Liguy, thanks for the tip; I'll check it out. Here's one for you , if you don't have it already: Stan Getz "The Bill Evans Sessions", some of my favorite Evans on record, not to mention the great Getz. Was also paired as a reissue on Verve with th... 
The Latest Classical Music Accessory
While it may be easy to dismiss this as something curious or perhaps even humorous, the implications of the use of technology in this fashion are far more important than most realize; the end results being insidious and very dangerous to the healt...