Yesterday's Sounds Today

Tag: Classical

Michel Legrand: Bonjour Paris (El Records)

French-born jazz composer’s 1956 album, Bonjour Paris, was a stunning declaration of intent by a young composer who would go on to great heights. Sixty years later, it’s still a helluva record.

Twilight Music: Glenn Gould, Beethoven Piano Sonata 17, Opus 31, “Tempest” (1960)

Perfect music for a cool, fall evening….

Twilight Music: Love Unlimited Orchestra, “Love’s Theme” (1973)

Barry White’s side project was formed to allow him to stretch his creative muscles, and in turn, produced this great little number.

Twilight Music: Ives Ensemble, “Seven2” (1996)

This Dutch ensemble does justice to one of master composer John Cage’s final masterpieces.

Twilight Music: Gavin Bryars, “The Sinking Of The Titanic” (1975)

The debut album by composer Gavin Bryars offered up one of his finest works, as well as one of the most moving tributes to the great disasters of the century.

Twilight Music: Alter Ego, “Piece In The Shape of a Square” (1999)

Get hypnotized by this intoxicating Philip Glass composition for two flutes.

Twilight Music: Kamasi Washington “Clair de Lune” (2015)

Another helping of gorgeously unclassifiable music from Kamasi Washington’s amazing debut album, The Epic.

Twilight Music: Murray Adaskin Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1965)

We introduce a new regular feature, entitled Night Music, wherein we offer up gentle, relaxing sounds for your daily wind-down.

The Walter Murphy Band: A Fifth of Beethoven (Hot Shot)

Walter Murphy was a young musical prodigy, making a name for himself as a talented preteen musician. His talent would lead him to a very brief gig on The Tonight Show, but he really made his name in 1976, when he hit upon the unique notion of blending the trendy contemporary sound of disco with… Read More ›