Larry Vucovitch continues to inspire me. Last night, he performed with internationally acclaimed jazz singer, Jackie Ryan, at Piedmont Piano, and the piano/vocal duo was superb! Larry, mainstream jazz pianist, is very knowledgeable about the history of jazz so he injects stories about jazz greats and play their music, and it's like attending a master class and watching a concert at the same time! It's a double treat, I tell ya! And Jackie Ryan, I've never seen anybody who sings with so much passion. She sings from the deepest core of her being. I told her that and she said, "There's no other way to do it." Absolutely!
Watching and listening to a 2012 performance of Cleveland Orchestra Anton Bruckner's Symphony No.4 in E-flat major led by Cleveland Musical Director Franz Welser-Most at the baroque Abbey of St. Florian in Austria (2014) on KQED, it's magnificent! Even the way the conductor held up his hands longer than usual to create silence before eventually, and ever.so.slowly, putting his hands down to end the piece, utterly put the whole audience in awe!
Now shifting to Day 4 of the NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVAL live on AXSTV till 7 pm tonight!
Live and Alive!!
Now Christina Aguilera is singing the beautiful song, Beautiful.