Sunday, January 20, 2008

FRONTIERS EXPANDING... TRACK BY TRACK

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Amid protests by my 20 month old girl to watch my least favorite thing, Barney, I put Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain
(arranged and conducted by Gil Evans) on the turntable anyway, she quickly forgot about the purple dinosaur and started to bob and weave her head in curious approval. Inspired me to search YouTube and post whatever I could find... the track Concierto De Aranjuez:



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7 comments:

warm jet said...

The Davis/Evans collaborations are YES, so amazing. Lately, "Porgy And Bess" is my favorite but post this post you got me to bring out Gil's solo stuff and now I remember why I never listen to it.
Remember the abortion of "Gil Plays Hendrix"? So upsetting, since they were slated to work together anyway and Jimi being there mabey would've had a better effect on the result.

R.T. said...

never heard the "gil plays hendrix" stuff. wouldn't mind though just to hear it for myself.

warm jet said...

Hear samples on amazon.
Be prepared.

brownfish said...

Learn to embrace that purple dinosaur. Sure you wanna kick him in the head, but, in the end, he's not sending out that bad of a message. Far better than Tom and Jerry or the Roadrunner in our time. Plus, damn, he just might free up 30 minutes of your time to ...

R.T. said...

jet, i'll brace myself!

brownfish, you're totally right about the good message part and also dead on with the freetime point. and another good thing is that the show is very musical, but sometimes his voice and what not just grates on me. by far my favorite of all her dvds is the old original classic tales of Winnie The Pooh— if i'm watching Pooh with her and she decides to go play with toys, sometimes i find myself staying in front of the tv and watching for my own pleasure.

i tried watching the animated film "The Point" with her recently but it was still a little above her head. surf flicks hold her attention for a little while and i'm always commentating as we're watching so as to teach her the terms early on— she verbally recognizes surfing and waves now which stokes me, but of all "sports" skateboard flicks seem to hold her attention the most— she repeatedly says "jump" while watching... she's totally into jumping from things right now. it's amazing to witness and also steward the escalation of their physical & mental accomplishments, isn't it!

brownfish said...

Try school house rock. It's a favorite of not only my 3 and 5 y/o, but also my 15 month old. Plus it's all the songs that we grew up on. Who can't sing "Conjunction Junction" from start to finish. Plus, I'm still learning stuff from it.

R.T. said...

man you've got your hands full! i'll try it. thanks for the tip.