Weekend Jazz and Classical Music Offerings

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  – Victor Hugo

A mix of jazz and classical music selections for, hopefully, your enjoyment.

Raul Agraz

Trained in the legendary musical conservatory of Caracas, Venezuela this trumpet player is indeed one of the most comprehensively prepared musicians alive today. Raul is a complete master of Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Classical repertoire in a way that almost defies description. Equally at home playing the music of Bach, Machito or Coltrane Raul lends a text book perfection to everything he does. From his burnished tone and clock-like precision as a sight reader to his incisive solo skills this guy is the definition of a trumpet player’s trumpet player. ”Oscar Hernandez” – via raulagraz.com

Raul Agraz ~ One Day At A Time

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Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” (1966)

As Mr. Adderley so eloquently states at the beginning of this live performance:  “You know – sometimes we’re not prepared for adversity. When it happens, sometimes we’re caught short. We don’t know exactly how to handle it when it comes up. Sometimes we don’t know, just what to do when adversity takes over. And I have advice for all of us… It sounds like what you’re suppose to say, when you have that kind of problem”…Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

Amen!

Cannonball Adderley Quintet ~ “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” (1966)

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And a bit of the classic, Classical

Beethoven ~ Symphony No. 5 – Gustavo Dudamel

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And finishing with a bit of the, for lack of a better word, sublime!

Pie Jesu (Requiem/G.Fauré) ~Rosa Elvira Sierra – Soprano

Cheers!

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