[Dixielandjazz] What's on your CD player right now?

Charles Suhor csuhor at zebra.net
Sat Nov 27 21:07:39 PST 2004

Glad you're big on Bach, Steve. I was raised on Dixieland in N.O. and 
when I first heard Bach fugues in college I took an immediate liking 
because I had for so long dug the counterpoint of jazz ensembles. A 
couple of years later I was listing to public radio while driving home 
from Loyola down Magazine Street, and I heard this fantastic piano. It 
was so thrilling I had to pull over to the curb to catch my breath and 
give full attention to it. Of course it was Gould's  Goldberg 
Variations and I was hooked on Bach for good. As you must know, Bach 
was also a master improviser who bested all comers in "cuttin' 
contests" on organ, each player taking a theme and building on it. One 
of his organ works, Pasacaglia and Fugue in (I forget the key) really 
has a improvised feel.  On my CD now- Corelli's Concertto Grosse, Opus 
6.. I go for baroque.

Charlie Suhor

On Nov 27, 2004, at 3:14 PM, Steve barbone wrote:

> Glenn Gould's 1981 version of Bach's Goldberg's Variations.
> Simply superb as is the interview with Gould about the differences 
> between
> 1981 and the 1955 version which was his first recording. And about how 
> Bach
> viewed music and the various instruments on which it was played. As 
> many
> know, Bach was a master copyist, transcribing piano music for 
> woodwinds, and
> so on. Gould? He liked Swingle Singers versions of Bach too.
> Everything played in Jazz is there.
> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone
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