Also dead Is Italian composer
Stelvio Cipriani , known for his original soundtracks for Italian films of the 1970s and 1980s.
In my universe, he is best known for writing the original soundtrack to
, that strange BDSM fantasy drama [above]. The Laughing Woman
Also dead is
Jerry González (1949 – 2018) an American bandleader and trumpeter, known for his work with Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino, a band which only made two albums, both released on disco label Salsoul Records.
I give you “
Anabacoa“, a track composed in 1949 but rendered here by Grupo Folklorico Y Experimental Nuevayorquino in 1975 which was featured on the compilation album . Nu Yorica!
Charles Aznavour, 94, French-Armenian singer, best-known for “ La Bohème” (1966), a song which is part of the Jahsonic 1000.
A re-interpretation of this song was done by Jahsonic fave
Nicolas Jaar [above].
Joseph Hoo Kim was a Jamaican reggae record producer best known for his productions in the 1970s at his Channel One Studios where albums such as (1981) [above] were produced. Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires
Glenn Branca was an American composer and guitarist who debuted with Lesson No. 1 (above) on cult label 99 Records in 1980. His earlier music was performed in no wave bands of the late 1970s, namely The Static and Theoretical Girls .
Reading Roger Scruton’s “
Flesh from the Butcher” for my thesis I noticed the word Tafelmusik. My encyclopedia brought up “ Tafelmusik für König Ubu“. Anything with the word Ubu in its title piques my interest. “Tafelmusik für König Ubu” appeared to be a German version of (1966), a musical composition by Musique pour les soupers du Roi Ubu Bernd Alois Zimmermann.
I played it [above], it’s wonderful, it’s a sound collage. Not really. It’s a musical composition filled with quotations.
YouTube’s autoplay is on.
The next track [above] starts very sweet and gentle. At 4:55 the most wonderful waltz waltzes in.
Waltzes have these pauses that remind me of weightlessness.
The composition appeared to be “
Der Waltzer (1969) by Alfred Schnittke.
I ended up listening to Alfred Schnittke’s music for most of the weekend.
Cecil Taylor was an American pianist and poet. Classically trained, Taylor is generally acknowledged as having been one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms. His piano technique has been likened to percussion, for example described as “eighty-eight tuned drums” (referring to the number of keys on a standard piano). He has also been described as “like Art Tatum with contemporary-classical leanings”.
(1973) is on Thurston Moore’s Indent (1995). Top Ten Free Jazz Underground
Jacques Higelin was a French pop singer who rose to prominence in the early 1970s. Early in his career, many of Higelin’s songs were effectively blacklisted from French radio because of his controversial left wing political beliefs, and his association with socialist groups.
His song “Pars” (1978) was covered by
Grace Jones on her album . Warm Leatherette
Boyd Jarvis was an American record producer, remixer and musician, best known for his song “ The Music Got Me” released in 1983 by Prelude Records.
Two other perennial favorites are “Hey Boy” by Tammy Lucas and “Nobody’s Business” by Billie.
Jarvis is exemplary in the