Wynton Marsalis is an internationally known American jazz trumpeter. Maestro Spok is a less-well-known, but no-less-virtuoso saxophonist. Together, they put on a mind-blowing performance here. The the music style is called Frevo, and it is native to the city of Recife, Brazil. Marsalis talks about this trip to Recife here.
This has been making the rounds, and, at the risk of offending the man-bun demographic of my readership, I thought I would include it here. Enjoy.
It’s been a while since I’ve featured some good saxophone playing here. So, here’s one of my favorites, Boots Randolph. Bonus: he’s accompanied by Ray Stevens and Chet Atkins.]
I don’t usually post things from the plethora of “reality” talent shows, but my dad pointed me to this one and I couldn’t resist.
When I got up this morning I had no plan of posting an accordion video. Plans change.
No collection of train songs would be complete without this one. Special bonus is the great footage of people actually working on the railroad.
Perhaps the quintessencial train song, with some railroad footage, to boot.
A blockbuster performance featuring plenty of saxophone. Also, look for a cameo by Milton Berle, as well as some brilliant tap dancing by the Nicholas Brothers, and Dorthy Dandridge. Back then it was Hollywood and the music scene that was breaking down, at least temporarily, the boundaries of segregation. It should have been the church….
Starting a little series featuring songs having to do with trains. Here’s the first one. Bonus: it also glorifies the concept of marital fidelity. Also, I’ve added this informative Venn diagram, free of charge
Sorry about the title. This is one of the best overtures of all time, being directed by one of the greatest conductors of all time. And cannons.