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Mid-Century Modern Music

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

In the mid-20th Century there were unprecedented modernist influences on the fields of architecture, and furniture, graphic, and industrial design. Designers such as Eero Saarinen, Alvin Lustig, and Charles and Ray Eames created chairs, films, and homes that combined innovation, practicality, and beauty.48540

What is the musical equivalent of mid-century modern design? David Garland finds it in the jazz compositions of George Russell, a "Third Stream" piece for electric guitar and strings by Jim Hall, John Cage's serene "In a Landscape," Miles Davis' collaborations with arranger Gil Evans, Elmer Bernstein's music for the films of Charles and Ray Eames, and more. Your suggestions of Mid-Century Modern Music are welcome in the comments below.

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Carrie Molay from West Village

Brandon Ross = modern music whether solo (Costume, Puppet) or with his band Harriet Tubman (Ross, Melvin Gibbs & JT Lewis). Check out Ascension http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=39171.

Check it out. You'll think and emote.

Carrie

Feb. 05 2012 08:50 PM

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