Dr Qui

April 21st, 2013

This, I think, is quite fabulous. A jazz rendition of the Dr Who theme, by Bill Bailey.

The New Pointillism?

October 1st, 2012

How can you take a year and a half to make a 3-minute music video? Like this:

It’s even more amazing when you know how they made it. There are no green-screens here, and every frame is created by hand…

This has been out for a while, of course, but old people like me have just discovered it. (Old people like me might also be reminded of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Sledgehammer’ video, which was pretty amazing a quarter of a century ago…)

True Colors

September 27th, 2012

Another great track with another impressive rendition by Perpetuum Jazzile.

They’re on tour in Germany next month. More information on their web site.

Jump!

September 26th, 2012

Lots of people seemed to like the Perpetuum Jazzile video in my last post, so here’s another.

Man, these guys are good! Check back here for one more tomorrow…

Eastern European Africa

September 25th, 2012

Toto was one of my favourite bands, some scary number of decades ago. This is a fabulous cover of their most famous track, by a Slovenian jazz group…

Many thanks to Rob Feakes for the link.

 

Stringed Instruments

December 25th, 2006

At this time of year, as we know, angels are bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold.

John Naughton is posting links to an amazing interpretation of Pachelbel’s Canon on the electric guitar.

And I’m reposting a link to Jake Shimabukuro, who is bending near the earth in Central Park to touch his ukulele of gold. This piece transformed my view of the ukulele (which, I readily admit, wasn’t very well-developed beforehand!). (Update – that link is now dead. Try here.)

May you all have a musical, happy and peaceful Christmas!

Quentin

While my ukulele gently weeps…

June 20th, 2005

A truly fabulous version of ‘While my guitar gently weeps’ played on the ukulele by Jake Shimabukuro.

(Update – that link is now dead. Try here.)

Thanks to the Creative Generalist blog for this and lots of other great stuff.