Category: Music

June 15th Birthday Love: Erroll Garner

“Every time he played piano, you could hear the smile in his touch, you could hear the smile in his rhythmic approach.” – Jazz Pianist George Shearing Jazz/swing pianist and composer Erroll Garner was born on this day, June 15, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Garner is well known for his excellent keyboard skills, being a mostly …

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May 20th Birthday Love: Zbigniew Preisner

Film score composer Zbigniew Preisner, best known for his music for the Krzysztof Kieślowski Three Colours trilogy, was born on this day May 20, 1955 in Bielsko-Biała, Poland. Here is his “Song for the Unification of Europe.”

February 25th Birthday Love: George Harrison

Happy birthday to “the quiet Beatle,” George Harrison, born February 25, 1943 at 12 Arnold Grove in Liverpool, England. Here is Harrison’s 1970 hit “My Sweet Lord” from the triple album All Things Must Pass. “‘My Sweet Lord’ has got a mantra in there and mantras are – well, they call it a mystical sound vibration encased in …

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February 6th Birthday Love: Bob Marley

Happy birthday to singer and songwriter Bob Marley, born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, Jamaica. Here is “Redemption Song” released in 1980 from the album Uprising.

January 2nd Birthday Love: Roger Miller

Today is the birthday of the beloved, affable country western legend, Roger Miller, born on this day in Fort Worth, Texas. Miller grew up plowing the land and picking cotton on a farm in Erick, Oklahoma. Erick is located on Oklahoma’s Route 66 and has a Roger Miller Museum in his honor, as well as …

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May 27th Birthday Love: Neil Finn

Happy birthday to Crowded House frontman Neil Finn, born on this day May 27, 1958 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. Finn’s rock beginnings may have started in late 1974, when Neil’s brother Tim formed the band Split Enz, and Neil eventually became co-frontman of the band along with his brother. He proved to be an excellent addition …

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Louie Zong Samples Sea Shanties for “All We Got”

Musician and painter Louie Zong just shared “All We Got,” a song made with samples from Smithsonian Folkway-found sea shanties. And the result is really joyous. all we got by Louie Zong

Kumi Takahara Reveals “Tide” from Debut Album, See​-​through

Kumi Takahara just shared a song from her new modern classical album See​-​through via Bandcamp, where the album is described as “a swirl of raw strings, found sound and glistening piano: part private diary, part daydream.” You can listen to “Tide” now, and the album will be released February 24th, 2021. Tide by Kumi Takahara

Cathedral Bells Share Two Tracks from “Ether”

Today Florida dream pop trio cathedral bells shared two tracks from Ether, coming out January 29, 2021. You can currently listen to “Invisible” and “Dark Aura” from the album. Ether by cathedral bells

August 10th Birthday Love: Marie-Claire Alain

French organist, composer, and great teacher Marie-Claire Alain, often referred to as the “First Lady of the Organ,” was born on August 10, 1926 in a western suburb of Paris, France called Saint-Germain-en-Laye. She is known for her prolific work with the organ, having over 260 organ recordings, including multiple renditions of the complete organ works …

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