Category Archives: Video

Fantasia for Alto Saxophone ~ Claude T. Smith

This lovely piece performed by Otis Murphy presented in a form allowing you to play along. Quite the workout indeed. There is so much altissimo in this one. Still a wonderful performance by Otis. Advertisements

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Shaming Americans into Caring about Energy Consumption

How many of you have checked your email today? How about finances? Today, this hour, this month? How many of you know what your energy usage is this week? TED Video by Alex Laskey: How behavioral science can lower your … Continue reading

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Please Grandpa

Grandparents can be special in their own ways. The song in this video is Youth, done by the band Daughter.

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Gordon Goodwin ~ Too Close for Comfort

The Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra luv’s this chart sung by our own Shaz. We don’t play a lot of Gordon Goodwin’s stuff because it is so fricken’ hard to do well. This one took a lot of practice, but we … Continue reading

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Sexy Movie Review ~ The Thomas Crown Affair

Another of my many, many favorite movies, the Thomas Crown Affair, is not for prudes. It is however a lovely heist movie sans the murder and violence that many movies of this kind include. For me the best part of … Continue reading

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Ngram Viewer: Most Popular Instrument Ever!

I have been playing around with Google’s Book Ngram Viewer. There is a nice and humorous introduction on this TED video, What we learned from 5 million books. It’s an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas … Continue reading

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Contrabass Clarinet in Jazz You say?

A friend of mine is selling/trading his Leblanc Model 7182 Contrabass Clarinet (link here). He includes some videos of him playing his contra and this one caught my ear. I’m on my third listen. Sounds kinda Klezmery to me. ;O) … Continue reading

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