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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fresh out of college in the mid-60's but still studying privately in Paris, Philip Glass lamented he didn't have enough exposure to world music- until he met Ravi Shankar, that is. The two immediately hit it off, resulting in a lasting friendship that led to their album together called Passages, in 1990. Although they have very distinctive and unique styles, we can hear the friends practically completing each other's sentences- musically speaking- in perfect tandem. Tonight we hear Ragas in a Minor Scale. Also, music of Phil Kline and Leos Janacek

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Comments [3]

Paul J. Weinstein from New York

Terence,

For many years, I produced jazz concerts at various locations. My rule was that we always started at the scheduled time, the length of the concerts was always an hour and a half, and we never had an intermission. But, of course, sometimes things happened. At a Jazz
@ Six Concert at The New School, Brad Meldau, at that point a student in their jazz program, was playing the piano, when all the pedals fell off. It took us a while to put them back on.

At my long-running Heavenly Jazz series at The Church of the Heavenly Rest, I had two memorable incidents. One was at a concert that included Sir Roland Hanna and Major Holley. In the middle of the
concert, Major's amp caught on fire and we needed to pull the plug and schedule an impromptu intermission. Then there was the time when Zoot Sims, who played for me frequently and well knew my concert schedule, decided that he needed to smoke a joint mid-concert. He simply walked off the stage and took his leave. So I called an intermission.

Best regards,

Paul J. Weinstein
212-496-9302

Sep. 17 2009 10:09 AM
Amber

When will your playlist from tonight be uploaded?

Sep. 16 2009 09:45 PM
Jeannie from Nashville, TN

Glad you made it to NY and public radio, no less. I hope to be back up there within a year. I'm a New Yorker and cannot stand the south.

Sep. 16 2009 07:56 PM

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