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The Grandchild Project

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A gift of music to our children's children featuring the original songs of Barbara Allyn & John Alcorn, performed by celebrated Canadian artists.
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This is an Indiegogo fundraising campaign for a children's music project. I'm co-writing, arranging and producing. Check out the video. You'll get a taste of what we have so far (and please feel free to contribute!) :)

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Gloria Lynne / Birth of the Blues

1961 album I'm Glad There Is You
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Ms. Lynne left us on October 15, at a hospital in Newark. She was 83.

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No more - Marty Paich & Samuel Fuller #jazz #cinema

great instrumental cover of the magnificent song by Billie Holliday, realised in 30/6/1959 . Jack Sheldon = trumpet solo. Bass -- Joe Mondragon Drums -- Mel ...

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35 MINUTES of Erroll Garner LIVE in '64!

for Erroll's SECRET, hit this link... http://morpheusatloppers.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/morpheus-on-erroll-garner/
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The Coolest Way To Listen To Classical Music | Popular Science

The Coolest Way To Listen To Classical Music | Popular Science | Music | Scoop.it
An awesome interactive website lets you follow an orchestra from four angles.
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This is really quite magical. Worth checking out.

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Snarky Puppy feat. Lalah Hathaway - Something (Family Dinner - Volume One)

"Something" from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - "Family Dinner - Volume One" available for purchase at http://snarkypuppy.ropeadope.com/album/family-dinner-vol... (Vocalists have done insane things in the past but singing a CHORD!
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This deeply gifted vocalist is the daughter of soul-gospel legend Donny Hathaway

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Shirley Horn - A Time For Love

Shirley Horn doing what she does best..........a ballad. This song is very nice. Enjoy ! !
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Billy Taylor: How Jazz Musicians Improvise

Pianist and composer Billy Taylor discusses Jazz Improvisation...

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A lovely, brief, insightful primer. Billy lays it out beautifully.

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Innovation Isn't Always Good - Parabasis

Innovation Isn't Always Good - Parabasis | Music | Scoop.it
By Isaac Butler Up on Howlround today, you'll find this lengthy piece about innovation in arts business practices in anticipation of the "National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture." I want to talk a little bit less about what it...
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ERIC DOLPHY, Tenderly #jazz

6th track from Dolphy's "Far Cry" album. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 21, 1960. Originally released on New Jaz...

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Four-minute unaccompanied alto solo

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Eric Dolphy plays "Tenderly" as an unaccompanied alto saxophone solo on his album "Far Cry" recorded on December 21, 1960.

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Why young punks grow to like classical and jazz in older age - Telegraph

Why young punks grow to like classical and jazz in older age - Telegraph | Music | Scoop.it
Our music tastes change as we get older to match the shifting social circumstances of our lives, according to a new study (Do we grow into loving classical music ?
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