Happy International Jazz Day!

Happy International Jazz Day! To mark the occasion, here are two pieces that were performed at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Jazz and Jam Concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater last night. The first is “Merry Go Round” by the special guests who performed with the MYO, The Icarus Ensemble: The second is Malaguena by Ernesto [Read More...]

Prada Perfect Mind

Via a review of Elaine Pagels’ latest book, Revelations, in The New Yorker, I learned of a Prada perfume commercial featuring text from one of the Gnostic works found at Nag Hammadi, “Thunder, Perfect Mind.” Here’s the video: I truly wonder what the ancient author and early readers of the text would make of its [Read More...]

O Jazzy Christmas Tree

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“I Want You” by Daniel D

I heard this on the radio and thought I would share it. I hadn’t heard of Daniel Davis (aka “Daniel D“) prior to yesterday, but I am always delighted to hear the potential of the electric violin as a jazz instrument being explored. If you like this, you will probably also enjoy Jean-Luc Ponty, Regina Carter [Read More...]

Happy Belated Birthday to Chick Corea!

Apparently yesterday was Chick Corea’s birthday. I’m a fan, and actually saw him with his Elektric Band live as a teenager. Here’s some music for your enjoyment from the Elektric Band era. [Read more...]


I recently discovered a band I had never heard of before. They are known as Uthull, and they are from Greece. They play in a jazz fusion/progressive rock instrumental style. Have a listen, if that sounds like the sort of thing you might like. [Read more...]