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Ted Gioia
Ted Gioia writes on music, literature & pop culture. Author of 10 books including The History of Jazz, Delta Blues, and How to Listen to Jazz.
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Ted Gioia 17m
Listen to a random classical music work every time you click on this link.
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A new generation of scholars aims to revive Latin as a spoken language.
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John Coltrane's Giant Steps played in all 12 keys at once. Kids, don't try this at home!
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Google's Piano Genie lets anyone improvise classical music. Do check out the video.
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Survey shows that half of new guitar players are women.
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Dust-to-Digital Oct 16
Remembering drummer Gene Krupa, gone 45 years today. These photos were taken by Gjon Mili using a multiple-exposure camera in 1941. They were published that same year in Life Magazine in an article titled “Gene Krupa Shows How To Play Drums In These Fantastic Sound Pictures.”
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Ted Gioia 9h
Long lost lyrics to Sonny Rollins' "Oleo" deserve to be lost again (via -- who is merely the messenger, and ought no be blamed).
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"Most people who encounter this poster assume that it is just the result of bad machine translation...."
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Piano stars gather for Gary Graffman's 90th birthday (at his apartment across the street from Carnegie Hall).
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Ted Gioia 21h
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As a youngster, I internalized the notion that accordions were corny & old-fashioned. (It didn't help that my barber often interrupted haircuts to perform badly on the accordion.) Then I discovered zydeco, tejano, forró and other genres that express the majesty of the squeezebox.
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Ted Gioia 21h
When I was in 5th grade, the teacher asked if any students played musical instruments. My friend John (like me, raised among Italian immigrants) raised his hand and said he was learning the accordion. The teacher frowned and said: "The accordion is a dead instrument."
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Ted Gioia 21h
I've got my Fantasy NBA team drafted and my starting five are ready to roll. Let the season begin!
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Today's new music recommendation: Bailar Cantando: Fiesta Mestiza en el Peru, music from the Codex Trujillo, a Peruvian manuscript from the late 1700s performed by Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI.
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Ted Gioia 23h
"A history of the novel in 200 essays."
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Ted Gioia Oct 16
Apple reportedly acquires music analytics firm that claims it can "find the next Justin Bieber." Such larks!
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Guardian Books Oct 15
PG Wodehouse fans delighted at plans for Westminster Abbey tribute
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Ted Gioia Oct 16
There's a ghost at the White House that plays jazz music late at night.
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Ted Gioia Oct 16
A defense of napping during opera performances.
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Ted Gioia Oct 16
Music nightclub owners complain about competition from robots.
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Ted Gioia Oct 15
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Here's the accordion selection from the Sears catalog (1897). Try finding these at your local mass merchandise retailer today.
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