Sunday Music, Monday Edition

I hope the New Year started on a happy note for you, mine did. I was sick over Christmas, coughing & wheezing, so I had to spend those days in bed and isolation. It became better afterwards and before Sylvester I travelled to Suebia. I felt absolutely no inclination to use a computer, or another electronic device, read news etc. – all good, very calming. I think this is nowadays called “electronical detox”, what a strange word.
The world does what the world is supposed to do, it spins around and does not care for our silly human shenanigans, what I find consoling, most of this sublunar hassle is absolutely unimportant.
I think it is good to start this new week with a little feel good music – Vince GUARALDI (p) (Ger., Eng.) and Bola SETE (g) (Ger., Eng.) give a well-known piece by MOZART the bossa treatment. Sadly Bola’s guitar is a little quiet – or Vince’s piano a bit too loud, as you please – but I found no other take, perhaps electronic sound whizzardry will one day strengthen one and tone down the other. But this is a minor critique. I hope you can enjoy the music, and it may make you feel good, relaxed, and may set the groove for this week.

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12 thoughts on “Sunday Music, Monday Edition

  1. Happy New Year to you, too! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your time off and you’re feeling much better. To good health!

    Thank you for sharing this little gem. I love Vince Guaraldi, and I first knew him from his work on the Peanuts cartoons specials, especially A Charlie Brown Christmas. Amazing musician.

    I honestly don’t know what to think about jazz, but I always enjoy Vince Guaraldi’s fantastic creations. He makes the most interesting and captivating music, all so unique and very pleasing and quite enjoyable.

    Have a great week!

  2. I have a couple of Vince Guaraldi CDs which I find are very good at regulating my mood … not that I can be moody. Ahem.

    I think it’s essential that we detox from our devices from time to time. I haven’t done it yet this year but I’ve been making time to read, to walk, and to have quiet time in addition to the usual computer/TV time.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better.

  3. Thank You Eroswings – I just looked at your site with the new classical selection, some I did not know, very interesting.
    Jazz – ? I don’t know either, but I think it is the moment, and the moment only. Think for example that the music on “Kind of Blue” was not there before they did it. Mr Davies gave his fellow musicians just a description, not notated music. Improvisation follows some rules, there is something like a skeleton, but the single musician must stick muscles & flesh to it, so that the whole thing lives. And as usual, what goes for all kinds of art, one must know and rule the rules (and the craft), before one can go against rules – and discern what is well done and what is not reaching the aim. In the end one simply has to listen, and learn to trust in the own ability to deceide whether one likes something or not.
    A kind of excercise would be, perhaps, to grab a standard like e.g. “Easy like a Sunday Morning” and compare what diverse interpreters did with it. It helps to learn from the masters.

    Wolfer’l is always good for a laugh, isn’t he ?! I knew that you’d like a bossa LẌ !

    I am slowly discovering the man, Savannah. In this take the piano is really a bit too dominant. Bola Sete (I like how the black ball got his name !) has left some interesting music !

    No, never moody ! Not at all.
    I wonder how you make time to walk at minus 40° C and snow up to the window sill, dearest Mistress ? Snow shoes must rule, and one round around the house would be enough and satisfy my urge to move for a week I guess. Cabin fever is imminent, what casually leads to Vince’s cds, and a well sorted book case.
    Thank you Mistress, I am determined to keep the freshly reached status of betterness … Good GOd, I’m blabbing more than usual …

  4. I like it! Jazzed up Mozart!
    I too have had something of a technological detox, and one of my resolutions is to stop pointless internet surfing…. I will stick to blogging in future… and letter writing.
    Sx

  5. Yes, walking in a Canadian winter sometimes DOES involve snowshoes or cross-country (Nordic) skis.

    When there’s a frostbite warning, you have to wear a balaclava and ski goggles if you want to spend more than 10 minutes outdoors.

    It started warming up yesterday and now we’re expecting FREEZING RAIN.

  6. I’ve heard this before, I think my dad may have had a record – I’m right back in the 70s!

    Glad you had a good new year and detox, nothing like a bit of nihilism to kick things off. Happy, happy, happy 2018, X

  7. LGS ! Thank you for the good wishes – may it all come back to You and all Yours !

    Snowshoes & skis sound all too reasonable, dearest Mistress. “Balaclava and ski goggles” may mean that Canadian women have to prefer a simple and possibly short-cut hair “do” – no beehive for you !

    Time travelling made easy ! Thank you for the good wishes Eryl – may it all be true for You too !

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